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Aardvark USB to 12C/SPI Host Bus Adapter

Aardvark USB to 12C/SPI Host Bus Adapter

SKU: TP240141

Aardvark USB to I2C/SPI Host Adapter | Total Phase UK
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Our Price: £330.00
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The Total Phase Aardvark I2C USB to SPI Host Bus Adapter is the perfect debugging tool
for every developer. This host adapter is a powerful and efficient tool that works on I2C and SPI bus
services and allows developers to connect it with Windows, Mac OS or Linux run computer systems via a
fast USB connection. This interface allows users to downstream embedded system environment and
transmit serial messages to the computer using SPI or I2C protocols.

The USB interface also provides scheduled updates of this adapter and makes this tool future-proof whilst
being field-installable. The Total Phase Aardvark Host Bus Adapter is a cost-effective debugging tool and
very efficient for companies and organisations that are planning to increase their productivity

  • Fast USB to I2C/SPI master and slave up to 800 KHz. Low cost and versatile
  • I2C multi-master support for greater flexibility
  • SPI master up to 8 MHz and SPI slave up to 4 MHz
  • GPIO with selectable pins for controlling external devices - great for testing!
  • Free Control Centre Software included with lifetime free updates - a really good investment
  • Compatible with a wide range of specialist bus types (see Details Tab)
  • Integrates well into custom development solutions
  • Excellent value
  • Quantity discounts available
  • The Aardvark adapter is completely field-upgradable via USB

Product Details


  • True 800 kbps performance over higher bandwidth USB versus slower RS-232
  • 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


  • Operates in master or slave mode
  • 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

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 system.
  • 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 mode

Compatible with Other Interfaces

The Aardvark host adapter can also be used to drive other interface types including:.

  • 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)

Using an USB to I2C Host Interface and I2C Bus Analyser to Prototype Embedded Systems

This video demonstrates how an Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter is used to stimulate an I2C target. The Beagle I2C/SPI bus analyser is used to monitor data being transfered between the host PC and the target.

Programming an I2C EEPROM using a USB to I2C Adapter

See how simple it is to program an I2C EEPROM using the Total Phase Aardvarkâ„¢ I2C/SPI Host Adapter and the free Control Centerâ„¢ Software.

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
Yes. Total Phase have developed LabView drivers for all interfaces including the Aardvark. The drivers are provided free of charge to customers.
Total Phase Aardvark Data Sheet Total Phase Aardvark Data Sheet (0 KB)
Total Phase Aardvark Users Manual (v5.15) Total Phase Aardvark Users Manual (v5.15) (526 KB)
  • Aardvark USB to I2C/SPI Host Adapter (1)
  • 1.8m (6ft) USB A->B cable (1)
  • Latest software version is downloadable free of charge
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