Hi, I am somewhat new to all of this. My main background is software development so working with hardware interfaces is a bit of a leap.
I am trying to interface a TSL1401 CMOS linear sensor array (photodiodes) to my Arduino board. I am unclear on how the general concept works. The 1401 requires a Clock signal of between 5Khz and 2Mhz. It also requires a serial input pulse to start the conversion process. Then the 1401 will spit out 128 analog levels that I would presumably feed into the ADC of the Arduino.
Is there a general explanation somewhere that someone could point me to regarding timing, clocks, etc. ? Can the Arduino provide the Clock signal to the 1401 or would I want to provide that signal using an external oscillator circuit?
Any direction on this would be much appreciated.
UPDATE: I think I am on to something here. I just discovered SPI. It seems like that is the direction I need to be heading?