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I2C high speed mode and I2C range extending

Discussion in 'Embedded' started by Michael, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Hi - are there any microcontrollers out there that support I2C high
    speed mode? (3.4Mbps - defined in the I²C-bus specification, Version
    2.0). I can't find any that do. I can't even find any NXP parts that

    Also - has anybody ever used an I2C bus extender chip? (ie the NXP
    P82B715). What was your experience with it? Are there any that can
    handle higher speeds that that one? (1Mbps+)


    Michael, Jun 14, 2007
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  2. 3.4Mbps devices do seem very thin on the ground :)

    NXP have recently been beefing up their SPI portfolio, so
    it may be the market has effectively side-stepped 3.4MBps i2c,
    as being too-little a speed jump, and gone instead to the
    20-50-150Mbps SPI region.

    You could use CPLDs to do 3,4MBps i2c (or faster), and if
    you need to use std uC, I'd do some bench tests. It's likely
    that simple master-slave will go much faster than
    full master-master arbitrate.

    Jim Granville, Jun 14, 2007
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