analogio – Analog hardware support

The analogio module contains classes to provide access to analog IO typically implemented with digital-to-analog (DAC) and analog-to-digital (ADC) converters.

All classes change hardware state and should be deinitialized when they are no longer needed if the program continues after use. To do so, either call deinit() or use a context manager. See Lifetime and ContextManagers for more info.

For example:

import analogio
from board import *

pin = analogio.AnalogIn(A0)
print(pin.value)
pin.deinit()

This example will initialize the the device, read value and then deinit() the hardware. The last step is optional because CircuitPython will do it automatically after the program finishes.

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class analogio.AnalogIn(pin: microcontroller.Pin)

Read analog voltage levels

Usage:

import analogio
from board import *

adc = analogio.AnalogIn(A1)
val = adc.value

Use the AnalogIn on the given pin. The reference voltage varies by platform so use reference_voltage to read the configured setting.

Parameters

pin (Pin) – the pin to read from

value :int

The value on the analog pin between 0 and 65535 inclusive (16-bit). (read-only)

Even if the underlying analog to digital converter (ADC) is lower resolution, the value is 16-bit.

reference_voltage :float

The maximum voltage measurable (also known as the reference voltage) as a float in Volts.

deinit(self)None

Turn off the AnalogIn and release the pin for other use.

__enter__(self)AnalogIn

No-op used by Context Managers.

__exit__(self)None

Automatically deinitializes the hardware when exiting a context. See Lifetime and ContextManagers for more info.

class analogio.AnalogOut(pin: microcontroller.Pin)

Output analog values (a specific voltage).

Example usage:

import analogio
from board import *

dac = analogio.AnalogOut(A2)                # output on pin A2
dac.value = 32768                           # makes A2 1.65V

Use the AnalogOut on the given pin.

Parameters

pin (Pin) – the pin to output to

value :int

The value on the analog pin between 0 and 65535 inclusive (16-bit). (write-only)

Even if the underlying digital to analog converter (DAC) is lower resolution, the value is 16-bit.

deinit(self)None

Turn off the AnalogOut and release the pin for other use.

__enter__(self)AnalogOut

No-op used by Context Managers.

__exit__(self)None

Automatically deinitializes the hardware when exiting a context. See Lifetime and ContextManagers for more info.