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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...

How to Turn On or Off USB Remotely via Software (No Unplugging)

Post date: 1 year 3 months ago
Connecting and Disconnecting USB Device Power The problem USB devices often need to be disconnected and reconnected (plug-cycled) or reset. The reasons for plug-cycling a USB device are as varied as types of USB devices themselves. In service, the simplest solution to many USB-related problems is...

USB Host Switching in Conference Rooms

Post date: 1 year 6 months ago
USB Switching in Small Conference Rooms   The Problem with Switching Peripherals to BYOD In modern conference rooms, especially those equipped for teleconferencing, USB-based peripherals are commonplace: conference camera, microphones, document camera, keyboard and mouse, just to name a few....

How to create a quote for Acroname products

Post date: 1 year 10 months ago
Thank you for your interest in our products! For customers needing quotes, we encourage the use of our eCommerce site to create exact, customized quotes. To build a quote, please first visit our eCommerce store, and add the products you need to your shopping cart. Then, view your cart by clicking...

How We Built a Mobile Device Lab with Eggplant.io

Post date: 1 year 10 months ago
Eliminate Battery Swelling with Acroname USB Hubs and Switches For device compatibility and mobile application development labs (commonly called “device farms” or “CI or continuous improvement labs”), battery swelling in mobile devices is a common, costly, and potentially dangerous problem. Not...

Data line mismatch issues using USB 2.0 and 3.1 on the 5 port USB-C redriver switch

Post date: 1 year 12 months ago
/*-->*/ Acroname USB C Switch Data Line Mismatch Abstract: For users of the redriver version of the Acroname USB Type C 4-Channel Port Selector Switch: if using USB 2.0 only or are having troubles with USB 2.0 connections, disable the USB 3.1 redriver and disconnect the USB 3.1 data lines to...
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Automotive USB-C Hub Testing with MTM and microFCT

Post date: 2 years 2 weeks ago
Kentigen, one of Acroname's partners supporting the test market in Europe, used MTM to solve a months-old problem of testing final assemblies for an automative infotainment system. Spoiler: Kentigen used MTM's modularized, miniaturized, and low-cost instrumentation as the heart of its system which...
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Slack daily standup roster randomizer

Post date: 2 years 1 month ago
Randomize Speaking Order & “Scrum Master” Function With Slack Like many organizations hoping to do their part to flatten the COVID19 curve, Acroname has shifted to a work-from-home schedule. To provide team synchronization and alignment of daily activities, as well as bolster our sense of...

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