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REQUEST Software SPI

Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by sschultewolter, 6 October 2016.

  1. sschultewolter

    sschultewolter New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3
    Hello,

    is it possible to get more SPI-Device on the Raspberry Pi? I want to more than one APA102 Led Stripe at the same time.
     
  2. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

    Messages:
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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    The hardware has an auxiliary spi device but I don't know if the kernel supports it.

    The standard spi device supports 2 separate chip selects so running 2 strips with 2 hyperiond instances is possible right now.

    Can you cascade the data and clock line to treat the multiple strips as one long strip ?