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ADXL355 ADC register reads

Question asked by iilaw on Mar 4, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 31, 2017 by btayfur

I have a EVAL-ADXL35X which I'm communicating using a Raspberry PI running node-red.

I can read and write to registers I have a number of questions  


1. I'm not an embedded developer so I don't understand the meaning of "Data is left justified".  

For example reading the 3 X registers  

0x08 XDATA3 Bits[19:12]

0x09 XDATA2 Bits[11:4]
0x0A XDATA1 Bits[3:0]

Does left aligned mean the bit 19 is the MSB read from the left? 
Or is it the opposite bit 0 LSB read from the left? 

2. When I read any of the of the DATA3 registers (e.g. X, Y or Z)  bit 19 is always set is this correct?

3. When self test is indicated XYZ go to zero in all registers, data sheet seems to imply I should see a set of typical values in g of 0.3,0.3,1.5 ?  

Thanks in advance