Chipkit Max32 and ADS1115 example using the Arduino IDE

In this example we connect an ADS1115 to a Chipkit Max and the example is written in the Arduino IDE

The ADS1115 device is a precision, low-power, 16-bit, I2C-compatible, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) offered in an ultra-small, leadless, X2QFN-10 package, and a VSSOP-10 package. The  device incorporates a low-drift voltage reference and an oscillator. The converter also incorporates a programmable gain amplifier and a digital comparator. These features, along with a wide operating supply range, make the converter well suited for power- and space-constrained, sensor measurement applications.

The ADS1115 perform conversions at data rates up to 860 samples per second (SPS). The PGA offers input ranges from ±256 mV to ±6.144 V, allowing precise large- and small-signal measurements. The converter features an input multiplexer  that allows two differential or four single-ended input measurements. Use the digital comparator in the ADS1115 for under- and overvoltage detection.

The ADS1115 operates in either continuous-conversion mode or single-shot mode. The devices are automatically powered down after one conversion in single-shot mode; therefore, power consumption is significantly reduced during idle periods.

ADS1115 Features

Wide Supply Range: 2.0 V to 5.5 V
Low Current Consumption: 150 µA
(Continuous-Conversion Mode)
Programmable Data Rate: 8 SPS to 860 SPS
Single-Cycle Settling
Internal Low-Drift Voltage Reference
Internal Oscillator
I2C Interface: Four Pin-Selectable Addresses
Four Single-Ended or Two Differential Inputs
Programmable Comparator
Operating Temperature Range: –40°C to +125°C

 

Parts List

This module will cost less than $2

Amount Part Type
1 ADS1115
1 DIGILENT CHIPKIT MAX32 CHIPKIT, MAX32, PIC32MX795F512, DEVELOPMENT BOARD

 

Schematics/Layout

In the layout below we just show the Chipkit Max 32 and sensor

chipkit and ads1115 connection
chipkit and ads1115 connection

 

Code

Again we use a library and its this one, which you can import using the Arduino library – https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_ADS1X15

 

#include <Wire.h>
#include <Adafruit_ADS1015.h>
 
Adafruit_ADS1115 ads(0x48);
 
void setup(void)
{
Serial.begin(9600);
Serial.println("Hello!");
 
Serial.println("Getting single-ended readings from AIN0..3");
Serial.println("ADC Range: +/- 6.144V (1 bit = 3mV/ADS1015, 0.1875mV/ADS1115)");
 
ads.begin();
}
 
void loop(void)
{
int16_t adc0, adc1, adc2, adc3;
 
adc0 = ads.readADC_SingleEnded(0);
adc1 = ads.readADC_SingleEnded(1);
adc2 = ads.readADC_SingleEnded(2);
adc3 = ads.readADC_SingleEnded(3);
Serial.print("AIN0: ");
Serial.println(adc0);
Serial.print("AIN1: ");
Serial.println(adc1);
Serial.print("AIN2: ");
Serial.println(adc2);
Serial.print("AIN3: ");
Serial.println(adc3);
Serial.println(" ");
 
delay(1000);
}

 

Output

Open the serial monitor and you should see something like this

AIN0: 3071
AIN1: 3078
AIN2: 3073
AIN3: 3073

AIN0: 3084
AIN1: 3074
AIN2: 3077
AIN3: 3077

 

Links

http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ads1115.pdf

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