If your system has a test port, a portable measurement meter from Silicon Labs can now add USB connectivity and minimize system changes without changing the original system or added risk! Take a look at our customer success story to find out more.
Situation: A handheld meter supplier needed to add USB connectivity to one of their most trusted products but did not want to alter the original design fear of tampering with the meter’s operation, accuracy or calibration quality. They needed a strategy that would minimize unnecessary risks for their customers.
Solution: The answer to the problem was to connect a CP210x USB Bridge Device to the original system test pins. A small amount of programming firmware on the CP210x USB Bridge handles communications between the original legacy system and the host system, while the original meter design was left unchanged. This solution ensured that the meter would continue behaving as expected.
Figure 1. Onboard Solution using standard USB cable
Figure 2: Inside an energy-friendly USB Bridge
Benefit: The supplier successfully added USB connectivity to one of their most popular systems without affecting the original design. Their customers were able to access measurement data over USB for further analysis without the risk and worry of a newly designed system.
Want to know more about USB bridges? Silicon Labs offers a range of energy friendly bridging solutions. Click here to read in detail!