Trying to interface Super Pro to VL53L1X TOF distance sensor

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ctkilian
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Trying to interface Super Pro to VL53L1X TOF distance sensor

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I am trying to interface my Super Pro board (with Basic) to (up to six of) these new (and inexpensive) TOF VL53L1X distance sensors. These sensors only interface with serial I2C interface, and require special setup software (which I have not seen in Basic). Does anyone have a suggestion of where I could read up on how to do this. Examples would be very helpful.
Thanks, Chris



olzeke51
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Re: Trying to interface Super Pro to VL53L1X TOF distance sensor

Post by olzeke51 »

Yo',
Haven't done much with I2C but I just came across this chip in another article -
checkout the TCA9548A - it is an 8 device buffer/selector for I2C
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so you send the TCA the port number you want further I2C traffic to send/receive
then you just communicate with that device's address like you normally would
then
when you want to talk with another device , send the TCA the port number (o-7)of that device
then talk to that device per it's specification.
HTH,
Olzeke51

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