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Cypress released an evaluation kit for their USB 3.0 device EZ-USB FX3. Their Quick Start Guide steps you through a very useful exersise. You can measure throughput and compare USB 3.0 with 2.0.     Detecting USB Version  The default application that's loaded on the kit has two functions. It serves as a mass traffic generator, and USB version indicator. When you plug the board in a USB connector, you can see the version of that port. If the blue led is steady on, you are co ...
On Friday March 20, there was a solar eclipse in parts of our globe. I live in Ramsel, Belgium. On that location, the sun was blocked for 80%. I captured the event. picture from greatamericaneclipse.com, annotated by me.   Although the sky was cloudy that day, the sun was clearly visible from the backdoor of my house. I took a series of photos during the event. And (attention – geek subject following) I measured the light intensity with an ambient light sensor. The photo be ...
I have a new The specified item was not found. CC2650 SensorTag. element14 is running a roadtest on that soon: TI CC2650STK SimpleLink™ IoT SensorTag.     I have made a test setup to connect it with the BLE dongle of the Cypress Bluetooth Low Energy PIONEER Kit..   That works very well. The SensorTag broadcasts itself when you push the small button on the left side (if you hold it like I show on the photo above). You can then pair it with the Cypress SySMART USB dongle ...
I'm a BLE beginner. Never developed anything for bluetooth®, let alone the low energy variant. I received a Bluetooth Low Energy Pioneer Kit ( cy8ckit-042-BLE ) yesterday. This blog is my story with the kits after a half day of testing.     What's Inside?  The kit contains four boards.   The USB Dongle There's a USB dongle with a PRoC BLE chip. This is the part that you plug in your PC. It's going to be one part of the BLE scenarios that you test out with this kit. ...