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NXP Introduces I3C Interface Devices Webpage
Earlier this week NXP published an "I3C Interface Devices" page on their website. This is not a very profound occurrence, although it does in fact confirm their upcoming line of I3C-capable temperature sensors.
On a deeper level, this continues to signal NXP's commitment to invest in building out the I3C ecosystem of supported devices. As of the writing of this article, many manufacturers don't have a separate category for I3C products -- it gets buried on their device datasheets, or at most, surfaced as a simple bullet point that it's a supported communication interface on a given device. This has been our primary motivation for maintaining a list of I3C-capabel devices, since it's so hard actually searching for devices based on whether or not they support I3C. I really hope that other device manufactures follow suit.
Awkwardly enough, though, the I3C Devices page makes no reference to their I3C-capable Microcontrollers and Microprocessors. I understand those don't necessary fit in with the "interface devices", but in my opinion, that's a huge, missed opportunity to direct folks to their iMXRT600 and RT500-series, LPC5500-series devices that have I3C peripherals.
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