ECE497 SPI Project

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Team members: Sean Richardson, Greg Larmore

Executive Summary

For this project we want to further improve documentation available for SPI with the Beagle Bone. In the process of our information gathering we will connect two different product that use SPI, one being an SPI radio interface and the other being a SPI LED strand.

So far there exists documentation for the BeagleBoard/SPI. There also exists other documentation regarding the SPI specifications.

The documentation is lacking for the current Beagle Bone platform interfacing with SPI. Additionally there exists virtually no documentation for using a Beagle device with the LPD8806 LED controller.

In conclusion this project should help the Beagle community in general with information sharing and usable research.

Installation Instructions

The kernel driver for SPI is installed in the latest version of the beagle bone.

We have integrated some code to work with a SPI radio device. The code is located at github.

To get started hook up pins 19 and 21 to SPI Master and SPI clock.

User Instructions

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