With the Right Tools, It Is Easy to Expand from Single SPI to Dual and Quad SPI Modes

Question from the Customer:

I’ve been using Cheetah SPI Host Adapter and Flash Center Software and they work really well together.  I have a new client and their new design includes Quad SPI – is there any way to use your high-speed Cheetah adapter for that project? What are my options?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! The Cheetah SPI Host Adapter supports single SPI mode only. However, the Promira Serial Platform does work with Dual and Quad SPI.  We recommend using our Promira Serial Platform with the SPI Active - Level 3 Application, which includes support Dual and Quad modes.  The Promira platform also supports Flash Center Software, so you can continue to create and modify XML files as needed, as well as use our ever-growing library of XML files for various SPI devices.

You can also take advantages of additional high performance options available on the Promira platform including integrated level shifting, USB 2.0/Ethernet connectivity and other advanced features. You also have the option to select additional applications to use with I2C and eSPI devices, in addition to SPI.

Here’s a chart so you can compare the capabilities of the Promira platform and the Cheetah adapter.

Comparison of Promira, Aardvark, Cheetah and Beagle For an example of how to use the Promira platform, take a look at our knowledge base article Programming QSPI Flash Using the Promira Serial Platform and the Flash Center Software.

We hope this answers your question. Additional resources that you may find helpful include the following:

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