How do I determine if a slave with a particular address is present on the bus when using the I2CHW master?
You can use the API 'I2CHW_fSendStart’ to check if a slave with a specific address is on the bus. This API generates an I2C bus start condition, sends the address and the R/W bit, and then returns the ACK result. If the return value is nonzero, a slave acknowledged the address (is present on the bus). If the return value is zero, a slave did not acknowledge the address (is not present on the bus). The following example code snippet checks if there is a slave with address 0x50 on the bus.
// Slave present in the bus
// Slave not present in the bus
I2CHW_bRead(0); // Set I2CHW_SCR register to use high level API’s
I2CHW_SendStop(); //reset I2C bus
I2CHW_EnableInt(); // re-enable I2C interrupts
// Use high level API like bWriteBytes and fReadBytes here
- After checking for the slave, remember to call I2CHW_bRead(0) to set the I2CHW_SCR register to use high level API’s and I2CHW_SendStop to reset the I2C bus.
- The fSendStart and SendStop APIs disable I2C interrupts. If you are using high level APIs which require the I2C interrupts (like bWriteBytes and fReadBytes) remember to re-enable I2C interrupts by calling I2CHW_EnableInt().