Going Beyond Arduino # 8: PWM as a Digital to Analog Converter

author Craig Hollinger   2 год. назад

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Going Beyond Arduino # 9: PWM as Direct Digital Synthesis

In this video I demonstrate a more versatile method of digitally generating a signal called Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS). The frequency of the signal can now be varied, but only by re-compiling the code. I'll demonstrate a method of making frequency changes on-the-fly in a future video. Source code available at: https://github.com/hollingerc/going-beyond-arduino/blob/master/pwmDDS.c

Going Beyond Arduino # 10: PWM D-to-A vs R2R Ladder D-to-A

In this video I introduce another type of D/A converter, the R2R Ladder. I discuss the benefits and limitations of both. Link to a schematic of the R2R Ladder: https://github.com/hollingerc/going-beyond-arduino/blob/master/LadderDDS%20schematic.pdf

RC Low Pass Filters (make an analog value from PWM)

http://quicknuclearscience.webs.com/ I start off a video series showing you how to get an analog voltage or low frequency signal out of a digital system using PWM and low pass filters. This first video focuses on the basic concepts of a RC low pass filter, how they work with PWM, optimizing the cutoff frequency, and selecting component values.

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#85: Basics of R2R Ladder DAC | Digital Analog Conversion, Tutorial R-2R DAC Thevenin Superposition

This video gives the basics of R-2R resistor networks and their use for digital to analog conversion (DAC). It discusses why these networks have a constant output impedance of R, and how the digital inputs contribute to the composite analog output in a binary scaled manner. The network is analyzed easily when broken down into segments using both Thevenin equivalent circuits and Superposition. Practical examples are shown with a homemade R-2R network, an Arduino Uno, a mixed signal oscilloscope and a fun XY application. A copy of the drawings in this video can be found here: http://www.qsl.net/w/w2aew//youtube/Basics_of_R-2R_Ladder_DACs.pdf

By connecting a low-pass filter to the PWM output, we are able to generate a voltage. The voltage can be varied by varying the PWM duty cycle. This video demonstrates this by generating a sine wave.

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