I2C Driver by Excamara Labs

Item number: 20182269

EAN: 4260513997433

ICDriver is an easy-to-use, open source tool for controlling IC devices over USB. It works with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and has a built-in color screen that shows a live "dashboard" of all the IC activity.

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ICDriver is an easy-to-use, open source tool for controlling IC devices over USB. It works with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and has a built-in color screen that shows a live "dashboard" of all the IC activity.

  • USB to IC interface with a built-in graphical display
  • IC master, passive monitor and capture-to-PC supported at 400 kHz
  • Three IC ports, each with high-quality color coded hookup jumpers
  • Power monitoring: USB line voltage and target current readouts
  • Flexible control: GUI, command-line, C/C++, and Python 2/3 host software provided for Windows, Mac, and Linux
It uses a standard FTDI USB serial chip to talk to the PC, so no special drivers need to be installed. The board includes a separate 3.3 V supply with voltage and current monitoring.

IC is Everywhere

It’s in every phone, in your embedded electronics, in every microcontroller, Raspberry Pi, and PC motherboard. It’s a mature technology - still going strong after 36 years. Because it's everywhere, IC is used by everyone from novices to embedded designers. But the common element of everyone's IC experience is struggle. Instead of being easy, IC very often feels really difficult. Because there are so many ways for IC to go wrong, things rarely "just work" and instead involve some painful debugging.

ICDriver Makes IC Much More Friendly

While other IC tools might offer a couple of LEDs, ICDriver has a clear logic-analyzer display of the signal lines plus a graphical decoding of the IC traffic. In addition, it continuously displays an address map of all attached IC devices, so as you connect a device, it lights up on the map. You'll never have to ask "is this thing even switched on?" again.

The current and voltage monitoring let you catch electrical problems early. The included color-coded wires make hookup a cinch; no pinout diagram is required. It includes a separate 3.3 V supply for your devices, a high-side current meter, and programmable pullup resistors for both IC lines.

There are three IC ports, so you can hook up multiple devices without any fuss.

ICDriver comes with free (as in freedom) software to control it from:

  • a GUI
  • the command-line
  • C and C++ using a single source file
  • Python 2 and 3, using a module

Do more with ICDriver

By controlling IC hardware using the PC tools you're most comfortable with, you can get devices doing what you want in a fraction of the development time. Calibrating devices like accelerometers, magnetometers, and gyroscopes is much simpler and faster when done directly on the PC through ICDriver.

ICDriver ships with Python examples using small groups of IC devices to make something useful.

Watch the Whole Network

As well a a live decode of the traffic, the built in display shows a heatmap of all active network nodes. So in an IC network with multiple devices, you can see at a glance which ones are the most active.

See what IC is Doing Instantly

When an ICDriver is connected to an existing IC bus, it can "snoop" the traffic and display it on the screen. This provides an excellent tool for debugging IC issues, because you can listen in on the conversation as it happens.

Capture IC Traffic to Your PC

ICDriver can dump all IC traffic back to the PC. ICDriver's capture mode reliably records every bit to an exhaustive time-stamped log. This is really helpful for debug, analysis, and reverse-engineering. Supported formats include text, CSV, and VCD.

  • Live display: shows you exactly what it's doing all the time
  • Fast transfer: sustained IC transfers at 400 and 100 kHz
  • USB voltage monitoring: USB line voltage monitor to detect supply problems, to 0.01 V
  • Target power monitoring: target device high-side current measurement, to 5 mA
  • IC pullups: programmable IC pullup resistors, with automatic tuning
  • Three IC ports: three identical IC ports, each with power and IC signals
  • Jumpers: three sets of high-quality color coded 100mm jumpers included
  • 3.3 V output: output levels are 3.3 V, all are 5 V tolerant
  • Supports all IC features: 7- and 10-bit IC addressing, clock stretching, bus arbitration
  • Sturdy componentry: uses an FTDI USB serial adapter, and Silicon Labs automotive-grade EFM8 controller
  • Usage reporting: reports uptime, temperature, and running CRC of all traffic
  • Open hardware: the design, firmware and all tools are under BSD license
  • Flexible control: GUI, command-line, C/C++, and Python 2/3 host software provided for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Specifications

  • Maximum power out current: up to 470 mA
  • Device current: up to 25 mA
  • Dimensions: 61 mm x 49 mm x 6 mm
  • Computer interface: USB 2.0, micro USB connector



Dimensions ( length width height ): 6,10 4,90 0,60 cm
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