21. Two-wire Interface (TWI)

The TWI is also known under the expression "I2C-Bus", which is a trademark of Philips and may therefore not be used by other manufacturers. However, interoperability is guaranteed. The TWI supports both master or slave mode.

The TWI uses only two lines, namely serial data (SDA) and serial clock (SCL). According to the standard, the TWI clock rate is limited to 400 kHz in fast mode and 100 kHz in normal mode, but configurable baud rate generator permits the output data rate to be adapted to a wide range of core clock frequencies.