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.

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 :Optional[float]

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

deinit(self)

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

__enter__(self)

No-op used by Context Managers.

__exit__(self)

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 microcontroller import pin

dac = analogio.AnalogOut(pin.PA02)          # output on pin PA02
 dac.value = 32768                           # makes PA02 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)

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

__enter__(self)

No-op used by Context Managers.

__exit__(self)

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