Qwiic MultiPort Hookup Guide

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Hardware Assembly

Expanding on Boards with One Qwiic Connector

Depending on the design, there may only be enough room for one Qwiic connector. Below are a few of these boards from the SparkFun catalog

SparkFun 16x2 SerLCD - RGB Backlight (Qwiic)

SparkFun 16x2 SerLCD - RGB Backlight (Qwiic)

LCD-16396
$19.95
SparkFun GPS Breakout - ZOE-M8Q (Qwiic)

SparkFun GPS Breakout - ZOE-M8Q (Qwiic)

GPS-15193
$44.95
6
SparkFun Power Delivery Board - USB-C (Qwiic)

SparkFun Power Delivery Board - USB-C (Qwiic)

DEV-15801
$24.95
2
SparkFun 20x4 SerLCD - RGB Backlight (Qwiic)

SparkFun 20x4 SerLCD - RGB Backlight (Qwiic)

LCD-16398
$24.95
4
SparkFun 16x2 SerLCD - RGB Text (Qwiic)

SparkFun 16x2 SerLCD - RGB Text (Qwiic)

LCD-16397
$19.95
1
SparkFun Qwiic Soil Moisture Sensor

SparkFun Qwiic Soil Moisture Sensor

SEN-17731
$8.50

If you are looking to connect more than one device with one Qwiic connector to your development board, you will just need a Qwiic MultiPort board and an additional Qwiic cable for each device.

Qwiic MultiPort Connecting Several I2C Devices with One Qwiic Connector on the Qwiic MicroMod Breakout

Alternative to a Daisy Chained Configuration

The Qwiic MultiPort can also be used as a hub so that you do not have to place the board with one Qwiic connector at the end of the daisy chain. Below is an example with the Qwiic SHIM Kit for Raspberry Pi. Instead of having the Qwiic 9DoF between the Pi and Qwiic SerLCD,

Raspberry Pi Connecting to the Qwiic SHIM Kit

Mounting with Standoffs

The two boards can be mounted with standoffs for a secure connection. Below is the Qwiic Micro (SAMD21), Qwiic MultiPort, Qwiic GPS (ZOE-M8Q), and a GPS antenna (W3062A) connected stacked on top of each other. They are all connected to the Qwiic SerLCD connect using Qwiic cables (with the exception of the antenna).

Qwiic MultiPort Mounted to the Board