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Can I Use the API Programs that I Wrote for the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter with the Promira Serial Platform?

Question from the Customer:

I recently upgraded from the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter to the Promira Serial Platform. To start using the Promira platform as quickly, as possible, I would like to use the API programs that I wrote using the Aardvark Software API with the Promira platform - is this possible?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question!  The Total Phase Aardvark Promira Software Wrapper API is designed to easily migrate the Aardvark API programs that you used with the Aardvark adapter to the Promira platform. Simply apply the original Aardvark API programs with the Promira Aardvark wrapper API. For details, please refer to the Promira Aardvark wrapper API readme files in the API Documentation section of the Promira Serial Platform System User Manual.

 Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter  Promira Serial Platform

Figure 1: Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter

Figure 2: Promira Serial Platform

To become familiar with the Promira Aardvark Wrapper API, we recommend running the Promira Aardvark Wrapper API aadetect example with a Promira platform. The Promira Aardvark Wrapper API includes the aadetect example, which is similar to the aadetect example that is provided with the Aardvark  Software API.

While you may still use your Aardvark API programs, we recommend using the Promira Software API. This will allow you to take full advantage of the capabilities of the Promira platform, including faster speeds, Ethernet connectivity and other advanced features.

Additional resources that you may find helpful include the following:

We hope this answers your question. If you have other questions about our host adapters or other Total Phase products, feel free to email us at sales@totalphase.com, or if you already own one of our devices and have a technical question, please submit a request for technical support.