Our Qwiic join system has not solely taken our merchandise by storm after being launched by SparkX in 2017, nevertheless it’s additionally getting used throughout the trade as to simplify I2C for all sorts of purposes!
It is attention-grabbing to suppose that there was a time, not too way back, when Qwiic did not exist in any respect at SparkFun. That 4-pin JST connector is so ubiquitous on SparkFun’s boards that there is hardy a brand new board from us that goes to market with out it. That’s to say that because it’s launch from SparkX in 2017, our Qwiic line of merchandise has grown to incorporate a well-liked unfold of growth boards, useful shields, an enormous array of sensors and rather more. And it is easy to see why; the solderless, daisy chain-able, polarized connector has vast enchantment starting from electronics novices who do not like enjoying with scorching irons to seasoned consultants who’re prototyping and need to rapidly check out a bunch of various configurations. It is smart.
Facet Notice: One time we tried to determine what number of variations of Qwiic boards you would join. Reply: it is so much – like such a big quantity I do not also have a idea for the way large the quantity is…
Pronounced “Fast,” however with 2 “i’s” and a “c,” like I^2C, get it?
These are littered in every single place round HQ
As in style as this tech is internally, in true SparkFun style we’ve launched the know-how and use of emblem open supply for the general public to make use of. We like to see different firms adoption the Qwiic-Join commonplace into their merchandise.
Did You Know: Qwiic connectors use a standardized I2C interface. Which means gadgets from totally different producers that assist the Qwiic system may be simply related and used collectively. It promotes interoperability and permits customers to combine and match parts from numerous sources. Candy!
Different causes for firms so as to add Qwiic connectors on their boards: plug-and-play performance, modularity, time-saving, decreased potential for wiring errors.
So, within the spirit of uncountable prospects in your infinite inspiration: this is a not-comprehensive listing of some merchandise from firms which are implementing Qwiic Connectors!
There are some eventualities the place perhaps you want a board had a Qwiic Connector nevertheless it would not. We’ve a rising line of “hats” that may supply cross-brand compatibility. Examine them out, or alternatively, use one thing easy like this.
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