Re: TI-H: Multimaster I2C routines


Re: TI-H: Multimaster I2C routines

Osma Suominen wrote:
> I fixed a serious bug in my slave I2C routines and released version 0.91
> of them. I didn't test the "final" 0.9 version thoroughly, and I forgot
> to change some addresses. Sorry. Version 0.91 works definitely.
> I've also thought a bit about the protocol that would be used on top of
> I2C. My suggestion is that each packet consist of these elements:
> 1 byte - destination address (of course)
> 1 byte - length of packet
> 1 byte - protocol (one is allocated for each program)
> 1 byte - address of sender
> n bytes - freeform data (max 253 bytes I think)
> 1 byte - checksum (calculated as in Intel Hex format)
> The slave would check if the checksum was valid and only ACK the last
> byte if it was. If there was an error, the master would resend the
> packet.
> Then there'd be a variant for the general call address (00000000) that
> every I2C device receives. This will be very similar, but requires some
> thought. It could, for example, be used for "All hosts, identify
> yourself" -type requests, public messages in a chat program etc.

You could also have a specific id code that many calcs would respond to
as a kind of chat room.  Only calculators in that chat room should

Andy Johnson

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