USB Human Interface Device class (USB HID class) USB to SPI protocol converter is introduced by Microchip Technology. MCP2210 USB to SPI protocol converter is the simplest and most cost-effective option for adding USB-Certified connectivity to SPI-based systems. Today most PCs have USB as the primary protocol for connecting to other peripheral devices, many of those devices still utilize the SPI protocol. In combination with the USB interface design software and tools, the MCP2210 USB to SPI protocol converter utilizes the USB HID class, which is supported by the Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, and is a 100% plug-and-play solution, making it even simpler to add USB to existing designs for data collection, transfer and analysis, along with many other USB functions.

MCP2210 USB to SPI Protocol Converter

USB to SPI Protocol Converter MCP2210

USB to SPI Protocol Converter MCP2210 Block Diagram

The MCP2210 device is a USB-to-SPI Master converter which enables USB connectivity in applications that have an SPI interface. The device reduces external components by integrating the USB termination resistors. The USB controller in the MCP2210 is full-speed USB 2.0 compliant. It supports all four SPI modes (Mode 0, 1, 2, 3), and SPI transactions lengths of up to 65535 Bytes long. MCP2210 supports Full-Speed USB (12 Mb/s). MCP2210 USB to SPI Protocol Converter uses standard HID Drivers (built-in support on Windows XP, Vista, 7, Linux and Mac OS).

USB to SPI protocol converter comes in small IC package for space-constrained applications. Additionally, the USB to SPI protocol converter has nine flexible, general-purpose I/O that can be configured via a PC as standard digital I/O pins or in alternate configurations, providing additional system I/O that simplify designs and support a wide range of applications.

USB to SPI Protocol Converter Hardware and Software Design Kit

MCP2210-based USB to SPI protocol converter hardware design kit is available from Microchip, which includes schematics, gerber files, and bill of maerials (BOM). MCP2210 datasheet has all the details explained to design the USB to SPI protocol converter. Microchip also provides free downloads of supporting device drivers software, DLLs and a PC configuration tool to make it fast and simple for designers without USB expertise to add USB connectivity.