Press Release Summary:
Once plugged into laptop's USB port, i2cStick(TM) lets mobile developers, test engineers, and field support personnel start communicating after connecting to IÂ²C Bus target device via provided clip-lead or header cable. Bus-powered device supports 7-bit slave addressing, bus master/slave operation at 100/400 kHz clock rates, and multi-master and arbitration detection capability. This 3.3-5 V compatible solution provides switch enabled bus pull-ups and 5 V power source for external devices.
Original Press Release:
Compact USB to I2C Host Adapter
i2cStick brings high-performance I2C to on-the-go mobile developers, test engineers, and field support personnel. Plug the shirt-pocket size i2cStick into your laptop's USB port, connect to your I2C Bus target device, and start communicating. The i2cStick (TM) is a shirt-pocket size, bus-powered, USB to I2C Bus adapter for on-the-go mobile developers, test engineers, and field support personnel. Simply plug the i2cStick into a laptop's USB port, connect to a target device with the provided clip-lead or header cable, and start communicating. i2cStick supports 7-bit slave addressing, bus master or slave operation at Standard (100kHz) or Fast (400kHz) clock rates, and multi-master and arbitration detection capability. The i2cStick is 3.3V to 5V compatible, provides switch enabled bus pull-ups, a 5 volt power source for external devices, and includes over-voltage, reverse-voltage, ESD, and dual-stage fuses for laptop or desktop computer protection. Free utility software includes MCC's iBurner (TM) I2C Bus EEPROM programming software, and Message Center messaging software. Application developer support includes a .NET Class Library, LabVIEW Virtual Instrument Library, ASCII-Text application program interface (API), Virtual Communications Port (VCP) interface, and sample software projects in VB, C, C++, and MFC. VCP drivers are available for Windows, Linux, and Mac. i2cStick's API compatibility extends to other MCC I2C Bus adapters including the iPort/USB, iPort/AFM, and iPort/AI. Typical applications include product hardware/firmware/software development, manufacturing tests, in-system EEPROM programming, field service diagnostics and repair, and firmware updates. Prices range from $150 to $250 depending on interface cable configuration and order quantity.