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Read from register on I2C device


  • [value] = readRegister(myi2cdevice,register,dataPrecision)


[value] = readRegister(myi2cdevice,register,dataPrecision) returns data from the register on the I2C device as a scalar.

The readRegister method stops when it finishes reading the specified data from the register, or when the timeout period elapses.


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Connect and Exchange Data with I2C Devices

You can connect and exchange data with a pair of I2C devices.

Create a connection to the Raspberry Pi™ board.

mypi = raspi
mypi = 

  Raspi with Properties:

           DeviceAddress: 'raspberrypi-computername'
                    Port: 18725
               BoardName: 'Raspberry Pi Model B Rev 2'
           AvailableLEDs: {'led0'}
    AvailableDigitalPins: [4 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 17 18 22 23 24 25 27 30 31]
    AvailableSPIChannels: {}
      AvailableI2CBuses: {'i2c-0'  'i2c-1'}
             I2CBusSpeed: 100000

  Supported peripherals

Redisplay AvailableI2CBuses and I2CBusSpeed.

ans = 

    'i2c-0'    'i2c-1'

ans =


Show the location of the I2C pins.


The pin map shows that, for this model and revision of the board, the i2c-1 bus is available on the GPIO header pins I2C1_SDA (GPIO 2) and I2C1_SCL (GPIO 3).

After physically connecting your I2C device to the I2C pins, get the addresses of I2C devices attached to the I2C bus, 'i2c-1'.

ans = 


Create a connection to the I2C sensor at '0x20' and assign that connection to a handle, i2csensor.

i2csensor = i2cdev(mypi,'i2c-1','0x20')
i2csensor = 

I2C with Properties:
     Bus: i2c-1
    I2CAddress: 0x20
       TimeOut: 10

Read two uint8 numbers from the sensor.

output1 = read(i2csensor,2);

Read the value of register 14 from the sensor

output2 = readRegister(i2csensor,14);

Create a connection to the I2C LED display at '0x55' and assign that connection to a handle, i2cdisplay.

i2cdisplay = i2cdev(mypi,'i2c-1','0x55')
i2cdisplay = 

I2C with Properties:
     Bus: i2c-1
    I2CAddress: 0x55
       TimeOut: 10

Write characters to the display.

write(i2cdisplay,[hex2dec('20') hex2dec('51')]);

Write a scalar hexadecimal value, hex2dec('08'), to register 3 on an I2C device.


If you are not using I2C, disable I2C to make additional GPIO pins available.


When you use I2C again, enable I2C.


You can only change the mypi.I2CBusSpeed property when you enable I2C.

ans =


Input Arguments

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myi2cdevice — Connection to I2C devicehandle

Connection to I2C device, specified as a handle.

Use i2cdev to create this connection.

Example: myi2cdevice

register — I2C register numberI2C register number

I2C register number, specified as a scalar. This number is available from the device data sheet.

Example: 14

Data Types: double

dataPrecision — Data precision'uint8 (default) | 'int8' | 'int16' | 'uint16'

Data precision, specified as a string. Match the data precision to the size of the register on the device. Optional.

Example: 'int16'

Data Types: char

Output Arguments

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value — Value of registervalue of register

Value of the register, returned as a scalar.

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