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Hardware access for Microchip boards

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Microchip Peripheral I/O Python Package

This package provides easy access to various hardware peripherals found on Microchip AT91/SAMA5 processors and Xplained boards running Linux. The API is clean, consistent, flexible, documented, and well tested to make navigating and exercising even the most complex hardware peripherals a trivial task.

Supported Interfaces

  • ADC - Analog-to-Digital Converter
  • DevMem - Read and Write System Memory
  • GPIO - General Purpose I/O
  • I2C - Inter-Integrated Circuit
  • SMBus - System Management Bus
  • Input - Input Subsystem (Mouse/Keyboard/Touchscreen)
  • LED - Light Emitting Diode Light Sources
  • PWM - Pulse Width Modulation
  • SPI - Serial Peripheral Interface Bus
  • Serial - RS-232
  • CPU and Board Utilities


Here’s an example of how simple it is to fire up a Python interpreter and toggle a GPIO.

>>> from mpio import GPIO
>>> gpio = GPIO(107, GPIO.OUT)
>>> gpio.set(True)
>>> gpio.set(False)


You can install from PyPi by default with:

pip install mpio


Microchip Peripheral I/O is released under the terms of the Apache License Version 2. See the LICENSE file for more information. Parts of the code originally provided under other licenses are noted in those source files, including the MIT license and is reproduced in the LICENSE.MIT file.

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