Ameba Arduino: [RTL8722CSM] [RTL8722DM] I2C – Communicate with Arduino UNO via I2C
Introduction of I2C
- There are two roles in the operation of I2C, one is “master”, the other is “slave”. Only one master is allowed and can be connected to many slaves. Each slave has its unique address, which is used in the communication between master and the slave. I2C uses two pins, one is for data transmission (SDA), the other is for the clock (SCL). Master uses the SCL to inform slave of the upcoming data transmission, and the data is transmitted through SDA. The I2C example was named “Wire” in the Arduino example.
- Ameba x 1
- Arduino UNOx 1
When the I2C slave receives string sent from I2C master, it prints the received string.
- Setting up Arduino Uno to be I2C Slave
First, select Arduino in the Arduino IDE in “Tools” -> “Board” -> “Arduino Uno”
Open the “Slave Receiver” example in “Examples” -> “Wire” -> “slave_receiver”:
- Setting up Ameba to be I2C Master
Next, open another window of Arduino IDE, make sure to choose your Ameba development board in the IDE: “Tools” -> “Board”
Then open the “Master Writer” example in “File” -> “Examples” -> “AmebaWire” -> “MasterWriter”
The Arduino example uses A4 as the I2C SDA and A5 as the I2C SCL.
Another important thing is that the GND pins of Arduino and Ameba should be connected to each other.
RTL8722 wiring diagram:
In the Serial Monitor, you can see the messages printed from Arduino Uno.
Next, press the reset button on Arduino Uno. Now the Arduino Uno is waiting for the connection from I2C Master.
We press the reset button on Ameba to start to send messages. Then observe the serial monitor, you can see the messages show up every half second.