Blog: March 2021

Protecting USB devices from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Post date: 1 year 1 month 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 2 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 2 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...

How many Acroname USBHub3+ Hubs can I daisy-chain?

Post date: 1 year 2 months ago
/*-->*/ Daisy Chain Acroname USB Hubs Customers often ask how many Acroname USBHub3+ hubs can be daisy-chained. The answer is pretty simple: four. However, getting there requires some understanding of the USB specification and the internal topology of Acroname hubs. Also, by following our...

Programmatically Checking for Attached Devices

Post date: 1 year 2 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...
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