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How Does the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter Move from Development, Test and Verification to Production?

Question from the Customer:

I have created a program for a new flash device. Using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter, this part has been debugged, tested and verified – it’s now ready for production. This is a special order for one customer – the volume we’ll need to produce is much smaller than usual.

Currently, what I can do is read a register in the flash device. For production, what I need to do is download and save all the contents, and then load all that into a blank part. Do you have a tool that’s easy to use?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! For production, to read the entire flash device content, you can use your Aardvark adapter with Flash Center Software. This could work for large scale production as well.


Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter

Flash Center Software - easily program SPI devices

Figure 1: Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter

Figure 2: Flash Center Software

The Flash Center Software is an easy to use tool to quickly program, test and verify I2C and SPI based EEPROM and flash memory chips, as well as erase for reprogramming.  This works with many devices – Flash Center comes with an extensible XML parts library with built-in support for EEPROMs and serial flash chips from major manufacturers.  As the library is written in XML, you can easily modify or create your own XML file for new prototypes, or for very new products that are not yet supported in our library.

For high- speed devices of various signal voltage levels, you could also use the Promira Serial Platform with the Flash Center Software.

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.