Alcor6L/eLua/i2c

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Overview[edit]

This module contains functions for accessing the I2C interfaces of the eLua CPU.

Only master I2C mode is implemented in eLua.

Functions[edit]

i2c.setup[edit]

Setup the I2C interface.

speed = i2c.setup( id, speed )

  • id - the ID of the I2C interface.
  • speed - the clock frequency of the I2C interface. It can be i2c.FAST (400KHz), i2c.SLOW (100KHz) or a number giving the required I2C bus clock speed in Hz.

Returns:

  • speed - the actual speed of the I2C interface.

i2c.start[edit]

Send a START on the specified I2C interface.

i2c.start( id )
  • id - the ID of the I2C interface.

Returns: nothing.

i2c.stop[edit]

Send a STOP on the specified I2C interface.

i2c.stop( id )
  • id - the ID of the I2C interface.

Returns: nothing.

i2c.address[edit]

Send an address on the I2C interface.

acked = i2c.address( id, address, direction )
  • id - the ID of the I2C interface.
  • address - the address.
  • direction - i2c.TRANSMITTER if the master wants to send data, or i2c.RECEIVER if the master wants to receive data.

Returns:

  • acked - true if the address was acknowledged by an I2C slave, false otherwise.

i2c.write[edit]

Writes data to a slave that has already acknowledged an i2c.address call.

wrote = i2c.write( id, data1, [data2], ..., [datan] )
  • id - the ID of the I2C interface.
  • data1 - the data to send. It can be either a number between 0 and 255, a string or a table (array) of numbers.
  • data2 (optional) - the second data to send.
  • datan (optional) - the n-th data to send.

Returns:

  • wrote - the number of bytes actually written.

i2c.read[edit]

data = i2c.read( id, numbytes )

Reads a number of bytes from a slave that has already acknowledged an i2c.address call. It acknowledges all the bytes received except for the last one.

  • id - the ID of the I2C interface.
  • numbytes - the number of bytes to read.

Returns:

  • data - a string with all the data read from the I2C interface.