CryptoCape Hookup Guide

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Real Time Clock

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The Real-Time Clock is used to keep accurate time. The driver for the DS3231M RTC will be loaded automatically with the rest of the cape firmware. If you add a coin cell battery to the battery holder, the RTC will keep time even when power is removed from the BeagleBone.

For a closer look at how to use the RTC and how I2C works on the BeagleBone Black, checkout this tutorial.