Fitlet and GPIO access

RoySalisbury
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Fitlet and GPIO access

Post by RoySalisbury »

I'm looking for a low power Windows PC with GPIO access. It appears that the Fitlet has this, but information is very sparse.

Which versions of the Fitlet have this functionality? I, X, H ??

How is it accessed? Are there DLL's that I can link with (C#, C++) to access the hardware? Where is the documentation on this?

Where is the power provided from (3.3v or 5v)? Is this provided by the Fitlet via the adapter cable, or does it need to be external. Getting it from one of the USB ports and regulating it to 3.3v should not be to hard.

Do the GPIO pins provide any interrupt access.

Lots of other questions, but hopefully someone can provide me some links so i can go read some documents first.

Roy

irads
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Re: Fitlet and GPIO access

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GPIOs are accessible in fitlet-B/i/X models. They are not available in fitlet-H.
GPIO is not designed to power the connected device.
We are still working on SW support and documentation.
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RoySalisbury
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Re: Fitlet and GPIO access

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ok. as I stated, getting power from one of the USB ports it easy enough (its already 5v). Any idea when the SW or documentation will be available? Anything I can preview to see if its going to meet my needs? Or is it better to just go the Raspberry Pi route with Windows 10 IoT?

Roy

mbirger

Re: Fitlet and GPIO access

Post by mbirger »

We expected to release fitlet GPIO SW kit in 2 weeks.

ReneFunga
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Re: Fitlet and GPIO access

Post by ReneFunga »

Is this provided by the Fitlet via the adapter cable, or does it need to be external.
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mbirger

Re: Fitlet and GPIO access

Post by mbirger »

Yes, it is externally accessible via fitlet adapter cable.

DaveLangstaff
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Re: Fitlet and GPIO access

Post by DaveLangstaff »

Is there available a library to use the GPIO on the Fitlet from Python ?

mbirger

Re: Fitlet and GPIO access

Post by mbirger »

We're not Python experts, but as our SW guys understand it can use the Windows DLL:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5253 ... import-dll
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2524 ... rom-python

DaveLangstaff
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Re: Fitlet and GPIO access

Post by DaveLangstaff »

Thanks for the reply.

Is there anything similar for using the GPIO under Linux/Mint ?

mbirger

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