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I2C

Enables communication with I2C devices. Currently only supports one I2C port per board.

Added in Firmata protocol version 2.1.0.

I2C read/write request

Updated in Firmata 2.5.1 to enable setting auto-restart by setting bit 6 of byte 3.

0  START_SYSEX (0xF0)
1  I2C_REQUEST (0x76)
2  slave address (LSB)
3  slave address (MSB) + read/write and address mode bits
     {bit 7: always 0}
     {bit 6: auto restart transmission, 0 = stop (default), 1 = restart}
     {bit 5: address mode, 1 = 10-bit mode}
     {bits 4-3: read/write, 00 = write, 01 = read once, 10 = read continuously, 11 = stop reading}
     {bits 2-0: slave address MSB in 10-bit mode, not used in 7-bit mode}
4  data 0 (LSB)
5  data 0 (MSB)
6  data 1 (LSB)
7  data 1 (MSB)
...
n  END_SYSEX (0xF7)

A note about read/write modes (above). The read continuously mode indicates that the firmware should continuously read the device at the rate specified by the sampling interval. A firmware implementation should support read continuous mode for several I2C devices simultaneously. Sending the stop reading command will end read continuous mode for that particular device.

auto-restart (byte 3, bit 6) is needed by some devices such as the MMA8452Q accelerometer and the MPL3115As altimeter

I2C reply

0  START_SYSEX (0xF0)
1  I2C_REPLY (0x77)
2  slave address (LSB)
3  slave address (MSB)
4  register (LSB)
5  register (MSB)
6  data 0 (LSB)
7  data 0 (MSB)
...
n  END_SYSEX (0XF7)

I2C config

0  START_SYSEX (0xF0)
1  I2C_CONFIG (0x78)
2  Delay in microseconds (LSB) [optional]
3  Delay in microseconds (MSB) [optional]
... user defined for special cases, etc
n  END_SYSEX (0xF7)

The optional Delay is for I2C devices that require a delay between when the register is written to and the data in that register can be read.

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