BrainStem

Using PyInstaller with Acroname's BrainStem Development Kit

Post date: 3 months 1 week ago
If you are not familiar with PyInstaller it is an application that allows you to bundle a python file or project into a single executable by providing a fully encapsulated environment. The benefit being that you won't need to fuss with setting up a python environment.  Simply execute the...

Sensors for Robotics - 5 Common Types

Post date: 8 months 1 week ago
*/         Sensors for Robotics   From low to high-complexity applications, robots depend on robotic sensors for efficiency, safety, and performance. Table of Contents What is a robotic sensor? Why do robots use sensors? How does a robot sensor work? What types of sensors are used...

Using Acroname Devices inside Docker Containers

Post date: 1 year 2 months ago
Docker Technology to Spin up Small, Isolated Environments At Acroname we hate it when customers have issues with software and that’s why we provide deployments for Windows, Mac and Linux across various architectures.  Amongst those deployments we also offer application programming interfaces (API’...

Protecting USB devices from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Post date: 1 year 5 months ago
ESD Mitigations with Acroname The next-generation circuitry in today’s consumer and industrial electronics is smaller, faster, better. Consumers love the innovations. But test engineers are not as enthusiastic. Because that innovation comes with a striking downside: increased susceptibility to...
Multi-host USB Switch diagram

Using the Acroname Programmable USB 2x4 hub as a software accessible USB switch between two hosts

Post date: 1 year 6 months ago
How to Accomplish a Host Switch With the 2x4 Often a simple USB switch with a physical button is used to switch USB devices between two different host computers. In many cases it would be nice to execute the host switch without physically pushing a button on the device. The Acroname Programmable...

AUTO DRIVE: The automation of automotive USB-C mobile device testing

Post date: 1 year 6 months ago
*/ The need for USB-C and power delivery ports in automobiles is speeding up, and the auto industry is adapting to the new demands. As the engineer in charge of testing, you’ll need to up your automated validation testing game.  We live in an on-the-go world, and our devices travel with us in our...

Programmatically Checking for Attached Devices

Post date: 1 year 6 months ago
Expand Hub Functionality with BrainStem API Acroname's hubs are a robust hardware solution to many common usb related tasks:  remotely simulating a manual plug-cycle, charging (or not charging) batteries on connected devices, and switching control between two host computers. Accompanying this...
Acroname BrainStem LabVIEW API

BrainStem LabVIEW API

Post date: 6 years 1 week ago
The long awaited BrainStem LabVIEW API is finally here!   Well, kind of...   Currently, the API has only been completed for the USBHub2x4 and the USBHub3P+. However, the framework has been laid for all BrainStem devices and USB hubs, and we will soon announce when that has been completed as well...

USBHub2x4 Example with National Instruments TestStand

Post date: 6 years 5 months ago
Two example projects for USBHub2x4 With National Instruments We've recently been getting questions regarding the use of the Acroname USBHub2x4 from within National Instruments TestStand test management software. So we put together two example projects which wraps the BrainStem2 library and...
Programmable USB Hub

Acroname Introduces First Fully Programmable USB Hub

Post date: 6 years 11 months ago
Acroname, developer and distributor of expandable hardware and software products for embedded robotic, automation, control systems and manufacturing testing, has unveiled the first fully programmable USB hub for automated regression testing, manufacturing test and measurement. The software-...

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