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Cheetah SPI Host Adapter Quick Start Guide
Cheetah SPI Host Adapter Quick Start Guide


These getting started guidelines are intended to facilitate the first use of the Cheetah adapter. The Cheetah adapter can be used with Cheetah GUI, Flash Center or Cheetah API to communicate with any standard SPI slave device. Use the Cheetah adapter with Cheetah GUI, and follow the instructions below to communicate with a standard SPI slave device.

All current downloads for the Chettah adapter can be found on the product page.

Getting Started Guidelines

  1. Download and run the latest version of the Total Phase USB Drivers Installer. {USB Drivers - Linux} {USB Drivers - Windows}
  2. Connect the Cheetah adapter to the PC via the USB connector.
  3. Download and unzip the latest version of Cheetah GUI; select from Windows or Linux. (?)
  4. Launch Cheetah GUI. (?)
  5. Connect to the Cheetah Adapter. (?)
    1. Click Connect.
    2. Select the Cheetah Adapter.
    3. Click Open to connect to the Cheetah adapter.
  6. Connect the Cheetah adapter's 10-pin header to the target system. (?)
    1. If you have the Beagle I2C/SPI Host analyzer and the I2C/SPI Activity Board, you can use these tools to setup a target system to test the capabilities of the devices. For additional information, take a look at the Beagle analyzer user manual, and I2C/SPI activity board user manual.
  7. The Cheetah adapter is capable of communicating with SPI traffic in Master mode. Configure the Cheetah adapter SPI parameters. (?)
    1. Configure the Mode 0-3, Bitrate, Bit Order, SS Polarity, SS0-2, Output Enable, Target Power, All Bytes, Delay, and MOSI Message data based on the parameters of the target system.
    2. Click Send to shift out the MOSI message on the SPI bus..
  8. Monitor the transactions in the Transaction Log.


For additional information, take a look at the Cheetah adapter user manual, and Cheetah GUI manual.