SPI use

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SPI use

Post by BOB63 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:11 pm

Hi, I'm trying to use SPI to communicate with a card connected to PyBoard, but seems that something is wrong .
This is a very simple code I'm using to send some data to the card connected , that tested with an Arduino works :

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import pyb
from pyb import LED
from pyb import SPI

spi=SPI.init(1,SPI.MASTER, baudrate=600000, polarity=0, phase=0, bits=8, firstbit=SPI.MSB)

led = LED(1)
while True:


Using a logic analyzer in the picture is what exit from the SPI :

On REPL I don't see any error and any print out as expected and led is not flashing.

I'm using the SPI 1 on X pins (5,6,7,8) but the same happen if I try with SPI2 on Y pins

Firmware version : MicroPython v1.9.2-123-gbdc6e86e on 2017-09-29; PYBv1.0 with STM32F405RG

What could be wrong ?
The code or the PyBoard damaged ?

Thanks for any help .
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Re: SPI use

Post by Damien » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:36 am

You need to construct the SPI object, not call the init method. So you should do:

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spi = SPI(1,SPI.MASTER, baudrate=600000, polarity=0, phase=0, bits=8, firstbit=SPI.MSB)
Note the lack of ".init". This will create and return an SPI object, which you can then use. Note also that the CS pin must be controlled by your script explicitly, it won't be controlled by the SPI object.

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