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SPI Active - Level 2 Application


Part Number: TP600610

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SPI Active - Level 2 Application is the second level in ultimate SPI performance. Offering clock speeds at 40 MHz Master / 20 MHz Slave.

Please note, this is an application that requires installation on the Promira™ Serial Platform. The SPI Active – Level 1 Application is a pre-requisite to using this application.

This application provides state-of-the-art host adapter functionality.  With this application you will be able to actively exercise your SPI bus in many ways:

•  Master at speeds up to 40 MHz
•  Slave at speeds up to 20 MHz
•  Single slave response of up to 256 bytes
•  Program EEPROM, Flash, or other SPI memory - including Dual I/O programming 
•  Use up to 12 GPIOs 
•  Up to 3 Slave Selects (configurable, shared with GPIO)
•  Software configurable Slave Select (SS) polarity in master mode
•  Provide up to 200 mA of power to your embedded project - with 2 independent target Power supplies
•  Operates with voltages from 0.9 V - 3.3 V, 5 V fault tolerant

The all-new architecture of the SPI Active - Level 2 Application running on the Promira Serial Platform provides superior performance.  With many new embedded features such as integrated voltage level-shifting, advanced message queuing, High-speed USB or Ethernet connectivity to your analysis PC and many more, debugging or programming your SPI system has never been easier or faster.

Once you're running the SPI Active - Level 2 Application on your Promira platform you can create your own interface using Total Phase's robust API or select from our no charge GUIs: Control Center Serial or Flash Center to control your SPI data.

Promira Applications 

  • SPI master up to 40 MHz
  • SPI slave up to 20 MHz
  • ≤12 configurable GPIOs

Actual system bus speed may vary as a function of capacitance.

What is Included?

The SPI Active - Level 2 Application is a download that runs on your Promira Serial Platform unit , which has been already licensed with the SPI Active – Level 1 Application.  Once you have purchased a Promira Serial Platform unit, you'll be able to instantly download and add new applications as they become available.

Bit Rate
  • SPI Master: 31 KHz -  40 MHz†
  • SPI Slave: 31 KHz - 20 MHz
Target Bus Interface
  • SPI Master/Slave
  • ≤12 configurable GPIOs
DC Characteristics (Promira)
  • Target Power: 3.3 V, 5V (switchable), 100 mA max (pins 4 and 6)
  • Supplementary I/O Power: 0.9 V - 3.45 V, 100 mA max (pins 22 and 24)
  • Operates in master or slave mode
  • Up to 40 Mbps† master signaling rate
  • Up to 20 Mbps slave signaling rate
  • Full duplex master transmit/receive
  • Asynchronous slave transmit/receive
  • Software configurable target power pins to power downstream devices
  • Software configurable Slave Select (SS) polarity in master mode

Learn more about SPI in the SPI Background article.

Actual system bus speed may vary as a function of capacitance.

GPIO - General Purpose IO
  • SPI pins can be repurposed for more general use, allowing them to be used for custom signals on target systems.
  • GPIO functionality can also be combined with I2C or SPI to interact with your target system.
  • GPIO configuration is cached internally to preserve settings between operational modes.
Low Cost

The Promira Serial Platform comes complete with a royalty-free API so you can take full advantage of your licensed applications.

The low cost makes it affordable for a company to provide every developer with their own interface. The benefits of every developer having their own interface include:

  • Less time wasted. Developers do not have to share tools or go to the lab to debug simple problems.
  • Higher productivity. Developers can identify and fix problems quickly and easily with less down-time.
  • Shorter development cycles. Projects get done on time and on budget.

By saving just a few hours of engineering time, the Promira Platform will have paid for itself.


The Promira platform is completely field-upgradable. Total Phase is committed to improving the Promira platform and offering new applications to increase the versatility of our products for our customers.

You will never have to worry about being out of step with the latest software features. As long as you maintain support on your software, you'll be able to download the latest eligible software and firmware upgrades.

SPI Active – Level 1 Application

PC Requirements & Supported Operating Systems (32-bit and 64-bit)

  • Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, 10 
  • Linux: Red Hat, Ubuntu, Fedora, SuSE
  • Mac OS X: 10.7-10.14 

Promira Serial Platform User Manual
Promira Serial Platform Quick Start Guide

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