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The I2C (IIC) interface is a synchronous serial communication protocol bus that can communicate between multiple controllers, such as an MCU (primary), and single or multiple lower-speed target peripheral devices (secondary). It uses two wires, SCL (serial clock line) and SDA (bidirectional serial data line), to communicate.

Each secondary device has a unique address. The I2C bus can support up to 128 devices. Data on the I2C-bus can be transferred at a rate of 100 kbit/s in the standard-mode and up to 400 kbit/s in the fast-mode.


The SPI (serial peripheral interface), with its four-wire chip select (CS), Serial Input Data (SI), Serial Output Data (SO), and Clock (CLK), offers a versatile communication solution primarily in embedded systems. It leverages the chip select line to enable communication with the specific device you intend to interact with.

Data on the SPI-bus can be transferred at a rate of 20MHz (typical) and up to 50MHz.

AL3644: Dual 1.5A Current Source Camera Flash LED Driver (I2C-compatible interface)

AL5887: I2C/SPI 36-Channel RGB Linear LED Driver

UART - Universal Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter

I2C Mux/ I2C Switches