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MMA8452Q I2C Read Single Byte problem

Question asked by Bruno De Paoli on Sep 29, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2015 by Bruno De Paoli



I'm having a problem with the MMA8452Q when attempting to read the WHO_AM_I register over I2C. We are using an iMX28 based platform running Linux 2.6.35. The device driver reads a value of 0 instead of the expected value of 0x2A. I've seen that on the I2C bus the controller sends a Stop Condition after writing the register it wants to read before starting to read the actual value. It does not use a repeated start.


The MMA8452Q data sheet states "....The MM8452Q expects repeated starts to be used to randomly read from specific registers". It also states (under Single Byte Read) "The Master (or MCU) transmits a repeated start condition (SR) and the addresses the MMA8452Q ($1D) with the R/W bit set to "1" for a read from the previously selected register.


Does this mean we MUST use a repeated start when reading random register values and that the MMA8452 does NOT support using a Stop condition after writing the register address before another Start/Stop to read the actual value?