Control Center Software

Control Center Software

Part Number: TP201010

Distribution: Download

Now the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter is even easier to use. It is not necessary to develop a custom application to use the Aardvark adapter - Total Phase has done the work for you. The Control Center™ Software provides easy access to all the features of the Aardvark adapter. Within minutes, developers can make full use of I2C, SPI, and GPIO functionality.

Thanks to USB, multiple 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 Software can be found in the User Manual 

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Control Center Software (Windows)
Control Center Software (Linux)
Control Center Software (Mac OS X)
I2C, SPI, GPIO

Complete access to all the Aardvark 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 Software is freely available on our website to all users.

Batch Scripting

The Control Center 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 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 Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapters can easily be added and used simultaneously on a single computer. Each window of the Control Center Software is bound to a separate Aardvark unit.

I2C + SPI
I2C and SPI modules in use
I2C + GPIO
I2C and GPIO modules in use
SPI + GPIO
SPI and GPIO modules in use
GPIO Only
GPIO module in use
Batch Mode
An XML-based batch scripting language is used to automate tasks.
Transaction Log
Logs all transactions that come in and out of the 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
  • Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter
    • Hardware version 1.02 or greater
    • Firmware version 3.40 or greater
Windows

The software is officially supported on 32-bit and 64-bit distributions of Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8/8.1.

Linux

The software has been designed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 with kernel 2.6. Customers have reported successful operation with SuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, CentOS and Debian distributions. 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 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, and 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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.