SPIDriver is an interested SPI debugging / programming tool that connect to your PC’s USB port to control SPI devices, such as LCD Displays or LED strips, while showing the SPI signals and voltage/current levels on a color display. The tool can also be used as an SPI flash programmer.
SPIDriver hardware specifications:
- 5-pin SPI header up to 500 Kbps + A/B auxiliary output signal
- 4-pin power header with 5V and 3.3V support
- Maximum power out current – up to 470 mA
- Signal current – up to 10 mA
- Device current – up to 25 mA
- Host interface – micro USB 2.0 port
- Color display showing signals
- Dimensions – 61 mm x 49 mm x 6 mm
The board works with an open source program available in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS using either a GUI or a command line. It’s also possible to program the device using C/C++ or Python.
The project has launched on CrowdSupply aiming to raise at least $2,700. Rewards start at $27 for SPIDriver Core with hookup jumper, but two kits are also offered namely SPIDriver Expert ($57) with extra Arduino-style SPI adapter, 160×128 SPI LCD display, and an in-circuit flash programming clip, as well as SPIDriver Gold ($67) based on Expert rewards but with a custom 8-character USB Serial ID. Shipping is free to the US, $12 to the rest of the world, and you can expect to received your perk by the end of August.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.