Control Center Serial Software

    Control Center Serial Software

    Part Number: TP201510

    Distribution: Download

    The Control Center™ Serial Software provides easy access to all the features of the Promira™ Serial Platform (with I2C or SPI applications installed) and the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter. Within minutes, developers can make full use of I2C, SPI, and GPIO functionality.

    Multiple Promira platforms or Aardvark adapters can easily be used at the same time. A virtually unlimited number of configurations is possible to help engineers develop and test their embedded systems.

    Detailed technical information about the Control Center Serial Software can be found in the User Manual 

    Please click on the appropriate software version for your operating system. Login is required for software downloads. If you don't have an account, you will be prompted to create an account before your download commences.

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    Control Center Serial Software v3.83 (Windows)
    Control Center Serial Software v3.83 (Linux)
    Control Center Serial Software v3.83 (Mac OS)
    I2C, SPI, GPIO

    Complete access to all the Promira platform or Aardvark adapter features with just a click of a button. I2C and SPI messages can be saved and loaded from binary files, making it unnecessary to reenter them at every new session.

    No Hidden Costs

    The Control Center Serial Software is freely available on our website to all users.

    Batch Scripting

    The Control Center Serial software now supports the creation of simple XML-based batch scripts. Create, run, and save custom batch scripts to automate tasks. I2C, SPI, and GPIO functions are available in the scripting language for maximum flexibility. A built-in help system is available to explain all of the commands in the GUI.

    Examples of the XML batch scripts are included in the Examples package and are available in the Downloads section of the website.

    Transaction Log

    All transactions performed by the Promira Serial Platform or Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter are saved in the transaction log. The log stores information about the type of transaction, features used, and the message sent. The data in the transaction log can be saved to a CSV file to analyze the data.

    Multiple Adapters

    Thanks to USB, multiple Promira platforms or Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapters can easily be added and used simultaneously on a single computer. Each window of the Control Center Serial software is bound to a separate Aardvark adapter.

    Control Center Serial


    I2C + SPI
    I2C and SPI modules in use

    I2C + GPIO


    I2C + GPIO
    I2C and GPIO modules in use

    SPI + GPIO


    SPI + GPIO
    SPI and GPIO modules in use



    GPIO Only
    GPIO module in use

    Batch Mode


    Batch Mode
    An XML-based batch scripting language is used to automate tasks.

    Transaction Log


    Transaction Log
    Logs all transactions that come in and out of the Promira platform or Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter.
    System Requirements
    • Intel or AMD processor operating at 2 GHz or higher.
    • 512 MB physical RAM
    • 1 GB hard drive space
    • Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X
    • One or more available USB ports
    • Optional Ethernet port
    • One or more:
      - Promira Serial Platform I2C or SPI Active - Level 1 Application or greater
      - Hardware version 1.01 or greater
      - Firmware version v1.30/v1.30 or greater
      - Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter
      - Hardware version 2.01 or greater
      - Firmware version 3.40 or greater

    The software is officially supported on 32-bit and 64-bit distributions of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.


    The software has been designed for Red Hat, Ubuntu, Fedora, and SuSE. Please be aware that there may be significant differences and idiosyncrasies in the way that different distributions of Linux operate. As such, Total Phase may not be able to support your particular distribution of Linux. Support will be offered on a case-by-case basis.

    Mac OS X

    The software is supported on Intel versions of Mac OS X 10.5-10.10.

    64-bit Support

    The graphical software will run on 64-bit Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems as a 32-bit application. However, separate 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the API libraries are provided to allow custom applications to be built for either architecture.