Newbie needs help interfacing a chip with arduino

Hi there! First of all thanks for "wasting" some of your time with me. Im a 16 years old kid trying to learn electronincs! Im having some trouble in interfacing an Allegro A6276 (its an old chip I found but for what I want I think it will work fine) with my arduino, can someone please guide me in the right direction? Like post some example code or give a example or something that helps me to understand. Can i use the shiftOut () function for this?

A6276 datasheet: https://people.ece.cornell.edu/land/courses/ece4760/FinalProjects/s2012/aab85_tz54/aab85_tz54/datasheets/A6276.pdf

Yes I have searched on google and what I found didnt help me (some informations and arduino sketchs on .PDE).

Sorry if my inglish isnt the best but its my second language, I hope its understandable.

Thanks in advance for you help!

João

Hi JoaoVasco,

It is not a bad idea if you try to be more specific in describing your problem.

I do not have experience with that specific chip but I think it's all about data serial shifting.

Here are the links for you to start research and learn.

https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=68209.0

https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=52458.0

Best regards...

I just wanted to know how to conect the chip to the arduino and how to comunicate with it. When I looked at the datashet and saw all those timing between comunication i got lost and i dont know what to do, but after taking a look at the post you sent it seems much more simple than i tought.
Thanks for your anwser! I realy apreciate your time :slight_smile:

João

Here ya go: http://www.neufeld.newton.ks.us/electronics/?p=274

I just wanted to know how to conect the chip to the arduino and how to comunicate with it. When I looked at the datashet and saw all those timing between comunication i got lost and i dont know what to do, but after taking a look at the post you sent it seems much more simple than i tought.
Thanks for your anwser! I realy apreciate your time :slight_smile:

I'm glad I could help. Maybe it's better to start learning Arduino from simpler things and when you fill comfortable, then you can try something more complicated.
Try to play with it and write some code. If it doesn't work as you expect and you can't find the solution by searching trough the web and this forum, then you ask a question, but with more details and always try to be more specific. That way you have better chance to get help. It is not always easy to answer general questions with lack of details.

Read this theme and follow the tips.

P.S. My English isn't much better than yours... :blush:

Best regards...

Thanks for your anwser again!
My problem isnt realy the code... i have already done some projects but it used a pre disgned library, so i never needed to do the bit baging myself :stuck_out_tongue:
Theres a first time for everything!