Bus Pirate v3 is a universal bus interface that talks to electronics from a PC serial terminal. Get to know a chip without writing code. Eliminates a ton of early prototyping effort with new or unknown chips. A laser cut acrylic case for Bus Pirate v3.6 is also available.
This board provides 1-Wire, I2C, SPI, JTAG, asynchronous serial (UART), MIDI, PC keyboard, HD44780 LCDs, and generic 2- and 3-wire libraries for custom protocols.
USB interface, USB powered
5-volt tolerant pins-0-6volt measurement probe
1Hz-40MHz frequency measurement
1kHz-4MHz pulse-width modulator, frequency generator
On-board multi-voltage pull-up resistors
On-board 3.3volt and 5volt power supply with software reset
Macros for common operations
Bus traffic sniffers (SPI, I2C)
Transparent USB to serial bridge mode
10Hz-1MHz low-speed logic analyzer
AVR STK500 v2 programmer clone
Scriptable from Perl, Python, etc.
A bootloader for easy USB firmware updates
Open source (CC 0/Public Domain)
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|Bus Pirate v3.6 universal serial interface
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from order viewThe Bus Pirate v3.6 is a versatile and compact tool that is indispensable for hardware hackers and testers. Offering support for numerous protocols like I2C, SPI, and UART, this universal serial interface allows for easy communication with various devices. Its user-friendly command-line interface is a strong point, making it accessible to both beginners and seasoned professionals. Some users may find the documentation a bit lacking, and the initial learning curve can be steep. However, once familiarized, the Bus Pirate v3.6 proves to be a powerful tool for debugging, programming, and reverse-engineering projects, all at a budget-friendly price point.
from order viewThe device does indeed do what it says. It's allowed me to work with a lot of chips I'd come across in devices I'm recycling and making use of for other projects. The cables that came with it were pretty good for the purposes I needed as well, though it wouldn't be a bad idea to buy higher quality ones in the future.
There's also a great amount of documentation for this device and similar on the internet. It's a tool that's very popular among hardware hackers and there are lots of people who could help if it was ever needed.
from order viewBus Pirate is famous for its documentation and simplicity of usage.
from order viewAs far as I have used it, the bus-pirate does what I want it to (extract binaries from flash chips)