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Questions about making an add on board for Saber Lite i.MX6  board.

Question asked by Rodney Fulk on Nov 29, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 6, 2012 by jimmychan
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I  am relatively new to building my own hardware but I am trying to understand a couple things about this board.

 

This board has 2 available UART ports and a I2C port from what I can tell.

 

When installing a Touch Screen the I2C port is populated.

My understanding of the I2C protocol is that it is a buss with multiple device availability for it.

 

So if I am understanding correctly I should be able to daisy chain multiple I2C devices off this port and they should all work as long as the devices don't share the same ID? I assume the UART is a specialized Serial port.

 

Also, I seem to be running into this concept that a hobbyist will run into very high costs in building boards.

 

I am thinking of building a board for myself and I would breadboard most of the work first, then using open source software design a board and make my own board to test out the design. Assuming everything works as intended then I can look at slowly ramping up production if there is interest. It would be a learning experience for me.

 

Thanks!

 

Rodney

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