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Which Software Packages Can I Use to View Checksums with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter?
Rena Ayeras

Question from the Customer:

I‘ll be using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and Flash Center Software and I have some questions -– how do I view checksums?  Also, can I get a checksum for the entire device?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! The Aardvark adapter is compatible with the checksum byte feature. Regarding checksums, the Flash Center Software follows the hex format - the last byte is the checksum. For additional information about checksums, please refer to this article.

It is possible to get a checksum of an entire device, however the Flash Center Software does not support that feature.  Instead, you can use the Aardvark Software API.  In this case, we recommend referring to the aaspi_program.py program, which is provided with the API software. Here is an example of executing this program with an AT25080 SPI EEPROM. The checksum of the entire device is highlighted.


The Aardvark Software API supports Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems, and several languages (C, C++, C#, Python, and VB) and includes example programs that you can use as is or modify as needed. For additional information about API, please refer to Aardvark API documentation.

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