EEPROM on IoT card


#1

Hello all,

I am developing an IoT expansion board, and I my question is mandatory to have an EEPROM on it.

Thanks in advance

Gustavo


#2

The purpose of the EEPROM is to enable automatic configuration of the resources required for your card. Can you describe the card you’re developing? I might be able to provide guidance as to whether the eeprom will be beneficial. If you don’t want to discuss the details in public, you can send me a private message.


#3

Hi dfrey,

The IoT card will be a receiver for Sub Giga Hz RF application, it will receive data from radios and transmit it over UART to the host.
My main doubt is if without EEPROM, the connector provides all supply mainly (1.8V and 3.3V)

Thank you!

Gustavo


#4

The 1.8V and 3.3V will always be there. The EEPROM might be beneficial if you hope to load kernel modules or configure the IoT slot GPIOs based on the presence of your card. Potentially we could support configuration of the UART based on parameters in the eeprom as well, but that’s not something we have put any thought/effort into yet.


#5

Hi dfrey,

Thanks a lot, now I understand.

BR

Gustavo