ADC DAC Pi
Created 23/11/2016 | 2 Channel ADC and 2 Channel DAC for the Raspberry Pi
This item has been replaced with the ADC DAC Pi Zero
The ADC-DAC Pi V1.0 is a 2 channel 12 bit analogue to digital converter and 2 channel 12 bit digital to analogue converter designed to work with the Raspberry Pi.
The ADC-DAC Pi is based on the Microchip MCP3202 A/D converter containing 2 analogue inputs with 12 bit resolution with a Microchip MCP4822 dual channel 12-bit DAC with internal voltage reference.
Max ADC Sample Rate: 100 ksamples/sec
Max ADC Sample Rate under Python: 12,000 samples per second.
The ADCDAC Pi is compatible with all Raspberry Pi models.
Not sure which ADC you need ? Check our Analogue to Digital Buyers guide to compare our ADC expansion boards.
Power to the board is provided through the host Raspberry Pi using the GPIO port. Only one ADC-DAC Pi can be used on a Raspberry Pi but the extended pins on the GPIO connector allow you to stack the ADC-DAC Pi along with other expansion boards.
The A/D and D/A converters communicate with the Raspberry Pi through the SPI interface.
Datasheets for the MCP3202 and MCP4822 can be found on the technical information tab.
Input Ratings & Specifications
Maximum voltage on ADC inputs: 3.3V
Click to download schematic PDF.
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We have Arduino, C, Windows 10 IOT, Python 2 and Python 3 libraries available for this expansion board. You can download all of the libraries from github at:
Download the Arduino libraries from: https://github.com/abelectronicsuk/ABElectronics_Arduino_Libraries
To download the C libraries to your Raspberry Pi type in terminal:
git clone https://github.com/abelectronicsuk/ABElectronics_C_Libraries.git
To download the Python 2 libraries to your Raspberry Pi type in terminal:
git clone https://github.com/abelectronicsuk/ABElectronics_Python_Libraries.git
To download the Python 3 libraries to your Raspberry Pi type in terminal:
git clone https://github.com/abelectronicsuk/ABElectronics_Python3_Libraries.git
Download the Windows 10 IOT libraries from: https://github.com/abelectronicsuk/ABElectronics_Win10IOT_Libraries/
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