SLUSB72D March 2013 – April 2021 UCD3138064
The SPI is a high-speed synchronous serial input/output port that allows a serial bit stream of programmed length (1 to 16 bits) to be shifted into and out of the device at a programmed bit-transfer rate. The SPI is normally used for communication between the UCD3138x and external peripherals. Typical applications include an interface to external I/O or peripheral expansion via devices such as shift registers, display drivers, SPI EPROMs and analog-to-digital converters. The SPI allows serial communication with other SPI devices through a 3-pin or 4-pin mode interface. The SPI typically is configured as a master for communicating to external EEPROM.