I am very new to this area of electronics and have a couple questions in reguars to the ALFAT-SD Module.
The first one is fairly simple I believe. I was needing some way to datalog some information from a project I was working on and did some searching that led me to an old post on the PICAXE forums that talked about the uALFAT-TF. This interested me and that is how I found out about the GHI boards. I decieded to go with the ALFAT-SD Module but one difference that I am finding is that apparently on the uALFAT-TF there was a DATARDY pin (Pin 1) on the board, that does not seem to exist on the ALFAT-SD board. How do I monitor if there is data to be read from the ALFAT-SD board?
The second question is as follows, It appears to me (and I may be mis-understanding this) that there is something similar to a splash screen that happens upon powerup of the card.
GHI Electronics, LCC
ALFAT SoC Processor
While troubleshooting my circuit I noticed that every time I reset my microprossesor (not the ALFAT-SD) that I was getting the next character in the screen. Because I was not expecting this, I did not design a way to get through this. Does this screen/data always happen at power-up of the ALFAT-SD? Is there a way to disable this? Or is it simply that I do not have the MODE configured correctly and so it is going into this state automatically. (I am trying to connect to it via I2C mode.) I know I have communication because I am recieveing the next bit every time I reset my microproccessor.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time in this matter.