"I2C" versus "IIC"

Eugene Surovegin ebs at ebshome.net
Thu Oct 14 07:14:28 EST 2004

On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 01:26:13PM -0700, Matt Porter wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 02:18:03PM -0600, VanBaren, Gerald (AGRE) wrote:
> > Just to mess with your minds... I2C is a trademark of Philips
> > Electronics N.V. so that is probably not the best choice from a
> > legalistic point of view.
> It's been related to me several times that this is the reason why
> most implementers refer to their interface/bus as IIC in
> documentation.

Yeah, the most "extreme" variant being "two-wire serial interface", 
without even mentioning I2C or IIC.

You need some familiarity with bus protocol to figure out that this is 
really I2C :).


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