has anyone used USART1 as spi sucessfully ?

the reason i'm asking is :
i want to use a PDC, which can be used with the USART & not with spi0/1

I'm guessing i have to modify pins in variants.cpp for digital outputs for the strange selection of pins
(A11-A16)

code so far:

void setup_spi()
{
USART_SetTransmitterEnabled(USART1, FALSE);
USART_DisableIt( USART1, 0xffff) ;
USART_Configure(USART1,US_MR_USART_MODE_SPI_MASTER, 4100000, VARIANT_MCK);
USART_SetTransmitterEnabled(USART1, TRUE);
pmc_enable_periph_clk (ID_USART1);

}
int spiout (void * buffer, uint32_t bufSize)
{
USART_WriteBuffer(USART1,buffer,bufSize);
return usedSensorWidth;
}

which can be used with the USART & not with spi0/1

Why does it need a USART, if the USART is in SPI mode what’s the difference?


Rob

Graynomad:
Why does it need a USART, if the USART is in SPI mode what’s the difference?

as stated:
the two SPI peripherals can not use PDC, USART(1-4) in spi mode CAN use the PDC

Other chips of the same family spi periphieral can use the PDC …
why they don`t on the SAM3x8 … no idea

Oh yes, sorry I was thinking an external protocol. You can't use the DMAC?


Rob

Graynomad:
Oh yes, sorry I was thinking an external protocol. You can't use the DMAC?

for one application yes/ suppose so ..
looks more complicated than the PDC (& which i've used already ... )
hmmm ...

but fot the other application / I can't because i would like to use the spi for SD card access
(using the USART as a fifo gateway to store data in an external memory)