Waveform Generator (Two DAC examples)

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Re: Waveform Generator (Two DAC examples)

Post by Viktor_7 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:10 am

Please help, why does the ADC on STM32F103VCT6 work properly, and on STM32F100 (STM32VLDISCOVERY) does not work ??
In the board manager, I select the required microcontroller.

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Re: Waveform Generator (Two DAC examples)

Post by dannyf » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:21 pm

Sawtooth waveform on both DAC channels
code pieces like that are helpful in testing a concept but not that useful in real life, as the loop timing is generally not consistent from run to run.

a much better approach is DDS:

1) create waveform in tables;
2) index the tables via a phase accumulator;
3) in a timer isr, increase the phase accumulator and then output the waveform;

by changing the increments to phase accumulator, or the waveform tables, you can change the output frequency, or output waveform, easily.

DDS chips are essentially that, but implemented via hardware.

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Re: Waveform Generator (Two DAC examples)

Post by RogerClark » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:18 pm

You could use DMA to take data from the table and send to the DAC, as this would remove the overhead of the ISR.

I think the setup would be similar to what @stsvstrong has written to use DMA to read from an 8 bit parallel GPIO device ( the OV7670 camera).
You would just need to change the direction of the DMA and the port address

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Re: Waveform Generator (Two DAC examples)

Post by ag123 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:36 pm

this is itching me to try out the DAC on the stm32f407vet6 black boards :lol:

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