IoSense is a three-year project with 33 partners from six countries collaborating on R&D across the value chain for sensors and a budget of €65 million (about $70 million). Although there are numerous academic and research institute partners the main commercial participants are Infineon, AMS, Philips Lighting and Siemens.

…it turns out that due to the way in which the folks at Adafruit implemented their breakout board, several of the interface pins are dual-purpose. One of these pins acts as the serial clock when in SPI mode and as the Data/Command select line when in parallel mode. This sort of makes sense given the fact that the breakout board has an SPI side” and a parallel side” — but it also looks like the folks at Adafruit assumed their users would be happy with one interface or the other, not both (sad face).