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EVAL-ADIN1110EBZ Arduino Interface

Category: Datasheet/Specs
Product Number: EVAL-ADIN1110EBZ

Is there any documentation on the Arduino interface?  Can an ethernet shield be used to convert for SPE to 10BaseT instead of using a EVAL-ADIN1100EBZ converter?

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  • Hi  ,
    The EVAL-ADIN1100EBZ uses a back-to-back PHY configuration between the ADIN1100 and ADIN1200, providing a direct media converter function at the MAC interface level.
    The ADIN1110 is a MAC-PHY (SPI interface), in that case you would need an MCU/processor to act as a SW bridge between the ADIN1110 and the 10BASE-T chip you are intending to use.
    On the EVAL-ADIN1110EBZ the SPI interface used to connect the MCU to the ADIN1110 is only exposed on the P402 connector (which is not on the official arduino footprint).
    Although it has a vertical orientation so technically you can probably design a shield with a mating connector at that P402 location and put the onboard MCU in Reset.
    The solution will depend if you are planning to use another MCU (e.g. on a shield) to bridge the traffic or the EVAL-ADIN1110EBZ onboard MCU


    Regards,

    Wassim

  • Thank you for the reply.  So the Arduino interface on this eval board will not work with an ethernet shield like this?  To do the conversion?

    Another question...  

    Can I connect two EVAL-ADIN1110EBZ boards together via SPE and have a sensor connected to one board and an LCD on the other eval board via the Arduino interfaces?

  • Hi  ,

    • Yes you can make that work, you will need to develop some firmware on both your shield and the EVAL-ADIN1110EBZ to manage the traffic between 10BASE-T1L and 10BASE-T network.

    • Can I connect two EVAL-ADIN1110EBZ boards together via SPE and have a sensor connected to one board and an LCD on the other eval board via the Arduino interfaces?

      Yes, I assume the sensors and LCD have a compatible interface with Arduino, you can easily develop your own software for sensor/LCD using some of the EVAL boards firmware examples as a baseline (available in the driver package)

    Regards,


    Wassim