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Total Phase Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter

Part Number: TTP100005

Summary:

USB Interface to I2C and SPI

The Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter (Total Phase TP240141) is a fast and powerful I2C bus and SPI bus host adapter through USB. It allows a developer to interface a Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X PC via USB to a downstream embedded system environment and transfer serial messages using the I2C and SPI protocols.

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GPIO – General Purpose I/O

I2C and SPI pins can be repurposed for more general use, allowing them to be used for custom signals on target systems. GPIO functionality can also be combined with I2C or SPI to interact with your target system. Configuration is cached internally to preserve settings between operational modes.

Control Center Software

The Control Center™ Software is a graphical application that provides an easy way to get developers up and running quickly. Within minutes, developers can make full use of I2C, SPI, and GPIO functionality. Thanks to USB, multiple Aardvark adapters can easily be used at the same time. A virtually unlimited number of configurations are possible to help engineers develop and test their embedded systems.

Some features include:

  • Full access to all Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter functionality
  • Batch scripting capability with the Aardvark XML Batch Script language
  • Logging of all transactions in and out of the adapter
  • Control of multiple devices simultaneously
  • Fully Linux and Windows Compatible
  • Compatible with Intel versions of MAC OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard)


The Control Center software supports the creation of simple XML-based batch scripts. Create, run, and save custom batch scripts to automate tasks. I2C, SPI, and GPIO functions are available in the scripting language for maximum flexibility. A built-in help system is available to explain all of the commands in the GUI.

All transactions performed by the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter are saved in the transaction log. The log stores information about the type of transaction, features used, and the message sent. The data in the transaction log can be saved to a CSV file to analyze the data.

You can download the Control Center Serial Software here: https://www.totalphase.com/products/control-center-serial/


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Product Features

    • I2C master and slave up to 400 kHz
    • I2C multi-master support
    • SPI master up to 8 MHz
    • SPI slave up to 4 MHz
    • GPIO with selectable pins
    • Low Cost
    • USB-powered, no power supply required

Summary

USB Interface to I2C and SPI

The Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter (Total Phase TP240141) is a fast and powerful I2C bus and SPI bus host adapter through USB. It allows a developer to interface a Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X PC via USB to a downstream embedded system environment and transfer serial messages using the I2C and SPI protocols.

To download software and other documents, please visit: https://www.totalphase.com/downloads#aardvark.

For technical support, please visit www.totalphase.com/support and create an account to log a case. If you would like to register your device directly with Total Phase, please email your serial number to myproducts@totalphase.com.


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