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Introducing the world’s first industrial programmable USB-C Hub, Power Delivery Analyzer, and Tester

Post date: 1 year 2 months ago
*/ The USBHub3c is designed specifically for mobile device test labs, USB-PD validation testing, USB-C device production testing, end-of-line battery charge, and for testing dual role data (DRD) and dual role power (DRP) devices. Fully programmable, engineers can control USB-PD parameters,...

6 mind-numbing reasons how offline backups will save your backside when ransomware happens

Post date: 1 year 4 months ago
United States Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo recently announced that ransomware attacks "are here to stay."  Yeah, we know. That's why we've told anyone who will listen that organizations need offline backups of their systems and data using a superior, industrial, and programmable USB hub. ...

Can an Acroname hub create a data-only USB connection to a phone?

Post date: 1 year 5 months ago
Solving Overcharging for Mobile Devices A primary feature of Acroname hubs is the ability to turn a USB port on and off. Looking more closely, Acroname hubs also have the more granular ability to disable power/VBUS on a given port, independently from the USB D+/D- data lines on the same port. The...

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...
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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...

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

Post date: 1 year 6 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 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...

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

Post date: 1 year 8 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 10 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....

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