What is the meaningful of "SPI only write" SIM bit of CTRL_REG3_M (22h) register?
How magnetometer values can be read if SPI is in write only mode?
I think there's an egregious typo in the entry for CTRL_REG3_M. What use is a write-only SPI device? LOL! Luckily, elsewhere in the manual it indicates that the SIM bit (why is it called SIM?) controls whether the magnetometer is in 4-wire mode (0) or 3-wire mode (1).
I suspect the author of the entry for CTRL_REG3_M was trying to say whether **SDI** (not SPI!) is usable for output as well as input (3-wire mode, set the bit to 1) or for input only (4-wire mode, set the bit to 0).
On this topic, I have just found that in my application, I need to write 0 to this bit before I can read from the device in 4-wire mode. The data sheet says 0 is the default value for the SIM bit. But if I try to read WHOAMI after power-up in a 4-wire SPI system, it won't work unless I first write the supposed "default" value of CTRL_REG3_M to that register.
So, I suspect that not only is there a knee-slapper of a typo in the entry for CTRL_REG3_M, there may also be an error in the default value for the SIM bit.
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