Bus Pirate from SparkFun

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Bus Pirate from SparkFun
$47.00

New earth robotics Store are proud to stock the brilliant Bus Pirate.

With so many available these days, it is wise to have a brand you can trust. The Bus Pirate is certainly that and will be a superb acquisition.

For this price, the Bus Pirate is highly recommended and is a regular choice with many people. SparkFun have added some great touches and this equals great value for money.

Manufacturer Description

Description: The Bus Pirate, created by Ian Lesnet and featured on Hack a Day, is a troubleshooting tool that communicates between a PC and any embedded device over most standard serial protocols, which include I2C, SPI, and asynchronous serial - all at voltages from 0-5.5VDC. This product eliminates a ton of early prototyping effort when working with new or unknown chips.

Working with the Bus Pirate is simple and effective â€" type commands into a terminal on your computer, those commands are interpreted by the Bus Pirate and sent via the proper protocol. The Pirate will also interpret data sent from your embedded device back to your computer terminal. A big bonus is the bootloader installed on the PIC, which allows you to easily update the firmware and change the functionality of the board.

The main components of the Bus Pirate are PIC24FJ64 processor and an FT232RL USB-to-Serial chip. A Mini-B USB connector is populated on the board, and when you plug it into your computer it will come up as a virtual COM port. The pinout of the 2Ã-5 I/O header is documented here.

Note: This product is a collaboration with Ian Lesnet. A portion of each sales goes back to them for product support and continued development.

Features:

  • Supported protocols:
    • 1-Wire
    • I2C
    • SPI
    • JTAG
    • Asynchronous serial
    • MIDI
    • PC keyboard
    • HD44780 LCD
    • 2- and 3-wire libraries with bitwise pin control
    • Scriptable binary bitbang, 1-Wire, I2C, SPI, and UART modes
  • 0-5.5volt tolerant pins
  • 0-6volt measurement probe
  • 1Hz â€" 40MHz frequency measurement
  • 1kHz â€" 4MHz pulse-width modulator, frequency generator
  • On-board multi-voltage pull-up resistors
  • On-board 3.3volt and 5volt power supplies with software reset