Rapid Prototyping with 32-bit MCU-based Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit Using MPLAB Harmony v3 Software Framework: Step 2

Step 2.1: Configure I²C Peripheral Library and I²C Pins

1

Under the Available Components tab, expand Peripherals > SERCOM.

Double click on SERCOM0 to add the SERCOM instance 0 to the project.

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Select the SERCOM0 Peripheral Library and configure it for the I²C protocol.

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  • The SERCOM0 PORT pins coming to mikroBUS socket #2 and mikroBUS socket #3 as I²C lines from PIC32CM MC00 MCU connect to the Fan and Weather Click boards.
  • You are using just one I²C peripheral instance in the MCU (SDA and SCL lines), acting as an I²C host to interface with two different I²C clients. One is the Fan Click board, and the other one is the Weather Click board connected through the mikroBUS connectors.
  • The I²C client (Fan Click module and Weather Click module) have different addresses for identification.
  • The SERCOM0 (as I²C) retains the default 100 kHz speed because the Weather Click and Fan Click can operate at 100 kHz I²C speed.
  • The SERCOM0 (as I²C) retains the default 50-100 nanoseconds hold time for Serial Data (SDA) Hold Time because it aligns with the minimum (50 nanoseconds) start hold time in the specification of Click boards.
  • The SERCOM0 (as I²C) retains the default 100 nanoseconds for I²C Trise time because it aligns with the maximum (300 nanoseconds) input rise time in the specification of the Click boards.

Note: "Master" and "Slave" terminology has been replaced on this page with the equivalent Microchip terminology "Host" and "Client" respectively.

2

Open the Pin Configuration tab by clicking MHC > Tools > Pin Configuration.

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3

The mikroBUS socket #2 and socket #3 design schematic for the PIC32CM MC00 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit and Curiosity Nano Base Board are shown below.

Note: The highlighted (encircled red box) I²C lines coming onto the mikroBUS socket #2 and mikroBUS socket #3 are connected to the Fan Click and Weather Click respectively.

sercom_i2c_schematic.png

Select the MHC Pin Settings tab and sort the entries by Ports names.

sercom_pins_setup_1.png

Now, scroll down to the PA08 and PA09 pins and configure as follows.

  • Configure I²C Clock (SCL) on PA09 (Pin #12)
  • Configure I²C Data (SDA) on PA08 (Pin #11)
sercom_pins_setup_2.png

This completes the configuration of the I²C peripheral library. The application code will use the I²C PLIB Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to read the temperature from the Weather Click and send commands to the Fan Click to control the 5V DC fan.



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