MCP23017 GPIO Extender

  • Warren W. Gay


Microchip’s MCP23017 provides 16 additional GPIO pins that can be purchased for as little as $1.99. The chip communicates using the I2C bus. (The companion MCP23S17 is available for SPI bus.) The I2C bus allows the chip to be remote from the Raspberry Pi, requiring only a four-wire ribbon cable (power, ground, and a pair of I2C bus lines). This chapter explores the features and limits of this peripheral.


Kernel Module Register Address Input Change Static Void Standby Current 
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© Warren W. Gay 2014

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  • Warren W. Gay
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  1. 1.OntarioCanada

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