Host Mode

In Host mode, the device controls the SCK line, and as such, initiates data transfers and determines when any clients broadcast data onto the SPI bus.

Host mode can be configured in four different modes, configured by the TXR and RXR bits:

The modes are illustrated in the following table:

Table 1. Host Mode TXR/RXR Settings
TXR = 1 TXR = 0
RXR = 1 Full Duplex mode

BMODE = 1: Transfer when RxFIFO is not full and TxFIFO is not empty

BMODE = 0: Transfer when RXFIFO is not full, TXFIFO is not empty, and the Transfer Counter is nonzero

Receive Only mode

Transfer when RxFIFO is not full and the Transfer Counter is nonzero

Transmitted data is either the top of the FIFO or the most recently received data

RXR = 0 Transmit Only mode

BMODE = 1: Transfer when TxFIFO is not empty

BMODE = 0: Transfer when TXFIFO is not empty and the Transfer Counter is nonzero

Received data is not stored

No Transfers