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Total Phase Aardvark I2C/SPI Interface

Total Phase Aardvark I2C/SPI Interface
Total Phase Aardvark I2C/SPI Interface
 
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The Total Phase TP240141 Aardvark I2C/SPI interface adapter is a fast and powerful I2C bus and SPI bus host adapter through USB.

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Features

  • I2C master and slave up to 800 KHz (depending upon bus capacitance)
  • I2C multi-master support.
  • SPI master up to 8 MHz
  • SPI slave up to 4 MHz
  • GPIO with selectable pins
  • Low Cost
  • Quantity discounts available
  • The Aardvark adapter is completely field-upgradable via USB
  • Control Center software included with free updates
Details
SKU TP240141
Quantity in stock 4 item(s) available
Weight 0.25 Kg
Warranty 12 Months
 
Market price: $448.29
Our price (excluding VAT): $407.53
 
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5-9 Items $365.95
10+ Items $324.36
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I2C

  • True 800 kbps† performance over higher bandwidth USB versus slower RS-232C.
  • Supports standard mode (100 kbps) and fast (400 kbps) mode as well as various speeds ranging from 1 kHz to 800 KHz†.
  • Supports inter-bit and inter-byte clock stretching. Supports multi-master. Master transmit and receive.
  • Asynchronous slave transmit and receive. Software configurable I2C pull-up resistors.
  • Software configurable target power pins to power downstream devices.
  • Repeated Start, 10-bit slave addressing, and Combined Format transactions.

The Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter is compatible with:

  • Display Data Channel (DDC)
  • System Management Bus (SMBus)
  • Power Management Bus (PMBus)
  • Smart Battery Bus (SBBus)
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
  • Two-Wire Interface (TWI)

† Actual system bus speed may vary as a function of capacitance.

SPI

  • Operates in master or slave mode.
  • From 0.125 kHz up to 8 Mbps master signaling rate.
  • Up to 4 Mbps slave signaling rate.
  • Full duplex master transmit/receive.
  • Asynchronous slave transmit/receive.
  • Software configurable target power pins to power downstream devices.
  • Software configurable Slave Select (SS) polarity in master mode.
  • Learn more about SPI in the SPI Background article.

GPIO - General Purpose IO

  • 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.
  • GPIO configuration is cached internally to preserve settings between operational modes.

Low Cost

The Aardvark adapter comes complete with a royalty-free API.

The low cost makes it affordable for a company to provide every developer with their own interface. The benefits of every developer having their own interface are:

  • Less time wasted because developers do not have to share tools or go to the lab to debug simple problems.
  • Less wasted time means higher productivity because developers can identify and fix problems quickly and easily with less down-time.
  • Higher productivity means shorter development cycles. Projects get done on time and on budget.

By saving just a few hours of engineering time, the Aardvark adapter will have paid for itself.

Future-Proof

The Aardvark adapter is completely field-upgradable via USB. Total Phase is committed to improving the Aardvark adapter and making these improvements available to our customers.

You will never have to worry about being out of step with the latest software features. Eligible software and firmware upgrades are always freely available in the Downloads section of this page.

Total Phase Aardvark I2C/SPI Interface

Frequently Asked Questions

Are quantity discount available for the Aardvark?

Yes, we offer discounted prices for 5 or more units.  We can also offer an OEM customising/branding service for orders of 100 or more units

We have customers who incorporate the Aardvark into their own applications. Here are a few examples:

  • Development tools for new silicon with I2C or SPI interfaces
  • Programmers for memory devices in a production environment
  • Test interfaces for development boards

Can I control my Aardvark within LabView?

Yes. Total Phase have developed LabView drivers for all interfaces including the Aardvark. The drivers are provided free of charge to customers.
  • Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter unit
  • 1.8m (6ft) USB A->B cable
  • Latest software version is downloadable free of charge
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