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Raspberry Pi Essentials by Jack Creasey

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Chapter 6. Driving I2C Peripherals on the Raspberry Pi

In the previous chapter, we tested the single-bit digital I/O ports built into the Raspberry Pi SOC. Now it's time to shift gears to another built-in interface for hardware interfaces.

In this chapter, we will talk about an interface bus that uses a simple message communication protocol that communicates from a master device to a slave device. You will see this referred to as I2C (pronounced I-squared-C) and sometimes as (System Management Bus) SMBus in most Pi technical documentation. Each has different capabilities, but they are essentially identical in protocol. For our needs, we will treat the names as interchangeable, but to be more accurate—we will use I2C.

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