JAJSFS8 July 2018 BQ25601D
Every byte on the SDA line must be 8 bits long. The number of bytes to be transmitted per transfer is unrestricted. Each byte has to be followed by an Acknowledge bit. Data is transferred with the Most Significant Bit (MSB) first. If a slave cannot receive or transmit another complete byte of data until it has performed some other function, it can hold the clock line SCL low to force the mAster into a wait state (clock stretching). Data transfer then continues when the slave is ready for another byte of data and release the clock line SCL.