DART-MX8M I2C

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I2C

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1 Available I2C buses

List I2C available devices:

# ls -l /dev/i2c-*
crw------- 1 root root 89, 0 Jul  4 09:09 /dev/i2c-0
crw------- 1 root root 89, 1 Jul  4 09:09 /dev/i2c-1
crw------- 1 root root 89, 2 Jul  4 09:09 /dev/i2c-2
crw------- 1 root root 89, 3 Jul  4 09:09 /dev/i2c-3

System class:

# ls /sys/class/i2c-dev/
i2c-0  i2c-1  i2c-2  i2c-3

2 I2C devices per bus

When the device is marked with "UU" it means that a driver is using it.
When the device is marked with numbers it means that no driver is using it.

3 Reading / Writing from an I2C device

Variscite includes I2CTools as a part of the default file system build, examples of optional commands:
i2cdump - dump the content of an I2C device
i2cset - write a single character to an I2C device
i2cget - read a single character to an I2C device

In addition follow 'C' code example as describe in the linux kernel documentation : https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/i2c/dev-interface

4 Variscite's system integrated I2C devices

Note: Do not write to Variscite's on-SOM EEPROM or you will damage the SOM!