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Website update 2016-05-22

Posted by Terry Moore
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on Sunday, 22 May 2016
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It's baseball season (and then some), so if you're keeping score at home, here's a summary of our recent website updates.

  • The Model 3101 Type C Connection Exerciser has gone from announced to beta to production status. devtools/exerciser-type-c.html.
  • MCCI now has a support portal for handling our development tools and and entry-level USB software. Customers with support contracts will still use our existing mechanisms, but there's a more structured alternative for customers without a support contract. For information, see support/support.html; or go directly to the MCCI support portal, hosted on Zoho.
  • Of course, numerous minor updates all through the site.

Feedback is always welcome. (And now, if you send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , we'll open a ticket and track it!)

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Connection Exerciser demo on YouTube

Posted by Terry Moore
Terry Moore
 
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on Wednesday, 21 May 2014
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I did a quick video demo of the MCCI USB Connection Exerciser — well, not so quick, it's 6 minutes long. Just about enough time for a cup of coffee.  (For more info, go to the MCCI USB Connection Exerciser page on our website.)

A few things I left out (or which at least could be more clear):

  • The support software allows you to connect many Connection Exercisers to a single test host. Recently we've been selling the Connection Exerciser in lots of 8 or 9 at a time, for test use.
  • The Connection Exerciser is great for low speed, full speed, high speed, and super speed devices.
  • It's not just for testing drivers. Firmware also gets stressed by repeated enumerations, especially enumerations at various speeds.
  • If you pop the lid off, there are a number of jumpers that allow you to do additional hacking.
  • Source code for the firmware is available under NDA.

OK — so what did we leave out?

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Website Updates 2014-01-24

Posted by Terry Moore
Terry Moore
 
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on Thursday, 23 January 2014
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The Connection Exerciser page was updated.

  • The Connection Exerciser supports low speed, full speed, high speed, and SuperSpeed devices -- but the patch cables we ship are specifically for a SuperSpeed device with a USB 3.0 STD B connector. If your device has an older USB 2.0 STD B connector, or a mini or micro B connector, you'll need to supply your own patch cable. Usually this is no problem, as you can just plug the device into the Connection Exerciser using the device's normal cable, and then use one of the supplied patch cables to connect to the host.
  • We improved the overview and quote form; we hope this makes it easier to place orders.

It doesn't hurt to mention again that there's new software for the Connection Exerciser available for download.  V1.18 fixes a number of minor issues on Windows, and adds scripting support on MacOS X and Linux hosts.

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