Initializes the SPI bus by setting SCK, MOSI, and SS to outputs, pulling SCK and MOSI low, and SS high.
Extended method for Arduino Due
If you specify one of the Arduino Due's Slave Select (SS) pin in the call to SPI.begin(), the pin is configured to be directly managed by the SPI interface.
Note that once the pin is configured, you can't use it anymore as a general I/O, unless you call the SPI.end() method on the same pin.
The only pins that can be configured to be managed by SPI interface are the Arduino Due's Slave Select pins: 4, 10, 52 and 78.
More info on extended methods: Due Extended SPI usage
|SPI.begin(slaveSelectPin)||(Arduino Due only)|
|slaveSelectPin:||slave device SS pin||(Arduino Due only)|
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