After quite a long slog, I think I have it working. Gotchas along the way were the fact that SMBus function read_word_data() appears to assume little-endian data whereas the device presents it big-endian (SMBus documentation leaves quite a lot to be desired), and the knotty little problem of how to convert 16 bits 2's complement presented as a long into a float. The MPL115A2 datasheet was not exactly written for dummies, and I still can't figure how the definition of coefficient c12 corresponds with how you in fact have to interpret it.
Anyway here's my code. This post is not really asking a question (unless anyone can suggest any improvements or bug fixes), but rather in the hope that the next person trying to do it might have more success in a Google search than I did.
Regards - Philip
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#!/usr/bin/python import time import smbus bus = smbus.SMBus(1) addr = 0x60 # a0: 16 bits - 1 sign, 12 int, 3 frac a0 = (bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x04) <<8) | \ bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x05) if a0 & 0x8000: a0d = -((~a0 & 0xffff) + 1) else: a0d = a0 a0f = float(a0d) / 8.0 print("a0 = 0x%4x %5d %4.3f" % (a0, a0d, a0f)) # b1: 16 bits - 1 sign, 2 int, 13 frac b1 = (bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x06) << 8 ) | \ bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x07) if b1 & 0x8000: b1d = -((~b1 & 0xffff) + 1) else: b1d = b1 b1f = float(b1d) / 8192.0 print("b1 = 0x%4x %5d %1.5f" % (b1, b1d, b1f)) # b2: 16 bits - 1 sign, 1 int, 14 frac b2 = (bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x08) << 8) | \ bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x09) if b2 & 0x8000: b2d = -((~b2 & 0xffff) + 1) else: b2d = b2 b2f = float(b2d) / 16384.0 print("b2 = 0x%4x %5d %1.5f" % (b2, b2d, b2f)) # c12: 14 bits - 1 sign, 0 int, 13 frac # (Documentation in the datasheet is poor on this.) c12 = (bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x0a) << 8) | \ bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x0b) if c12 & 0x8000: c12d = -((~c12 & 0xffff) + 1) else: c12d = c12 c12f = float(c12d) / 16777216.0 print("c12 = 0x%4x %5d %1.5f" % (c12, c12d, c12f)) # Start conversion and wait 3mS bus.write_byte_data(addr, 0x12, 0x0) time.sleep(0.003) rawpres = (bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x00) << 2) | \ (bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x01) >> 6) rawtemp = (bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x02) << 2) | \ (bus.read_byte_data(addr, 0x03) >> 6) print("\nRaw pres = 0x%3x %4d" % (rawpres, rawpres)) print("Raw temp = 0x%3x %4d" % (rawtemp, rawtemp)) pcomp = a0f + (b1f + c12f * rawtemp) * rawpres + b2f * rawtemp pkpa = pcomp / 15.737 + 50 print("Pres = %3.2f kPa" % pkpa) temp = 25.0 - (rawtemp - 498.0) / 5.35 print("Temp = %3.2f" % temp)
PS I think the weather is going to be fine tomorrow.