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STM32F0-Discovery simple comparator example

Question asked by dfwbrawler on Sep 27, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2016 by dfwbrawler
We are trying to get a basic example of a comparator running on an STM32F0-Discovery board.  Ultimately we want to get an interrupt, but to start we'd be ok with just driving an output pin with the comparator output.

We are not getting any change in signal from PA6. We also tried using PA0 for the comparator output but got no change either.

Here's the code we are trying to use. The analog input is coming in on PA1. We are trying to get the comparator output on PA6. For testing we are just jumpering over to PA8 to generate the interrupt. The interrupt code is fine if we trigger it manually.

Any ideas?

void COMP_Config(void)
    COMP_InitTypeDef COMP_InitStructure;
    GPIO_InitTypeDef GPIO_InitStructure;

    // PA1 Comparator1 analog input 
    GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Pin = GPIO_Pin_1;
    GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Mode = GPIO_Mode_AN; // Analog mode
    GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_PuPd = GPIO_PuPd_NOPULL;
    GPIO_Init(GPIOA, &GPIO_InitStructure);

    // PA6 Comparator1 output 
    GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Pin = GPIO_Pin_6;
    GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Mode = GPIO_Mode_AF; // Alternate function
    GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_PuPd = GPIO_PuPd_NOPULL;
    GPIO_Init(GPIOA, &GPIO_InitStructure);

    GPIO_PinAFConfig(GPIOA, GPIO_PinSource6, GPIO_AF_7); // Connect Port A pin 6 to comparator output

    COMP_InitStructure.COMP_InvertingInput = COMP_InvertingInput_1_4VREFINT;
    COMP_InitStructure.COMP_Output = COMP_Output_None;
    COMP_InitStructure.COMP_OutputPol = COMP_OutputPol_NonInverted;
    COMP_InitStructure.COMP_Hysteresis = COMP_Hysteresis_No;
    COMP_InitStructure.COMP_Mode = COMP_Mode_HighSpeed;
    COMP_Init(COMP_Selection_COMP1, &COMP_InitStructure);

    COMP_Cmd(COMP_Selection_COMP1, ENABLE); // Enable comparator1

void EXTI_Config(void)
    GPIO_InitTypeDef   GPIO_InitStructure;
    EXTI_InitTypeDef   EXTI_InitStructure;
    NVIC_InitTypeDef   NVIC_InitStructure;

    // Enable GPIOA clock 
    RCC_AHBPeriphClockCmd(RCC_AHBPeriph_GPIOA, ENABLE);
    // Enable SYSCFG clock 
    RCC_APB2PeriphClockCmd(RCC_APB2Periph_SYSCFG, ENABLE);

    // Configure PA8 pin as input floating 
    GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Mode = GPIO_Mode_IN;
    GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_PuPd = GPIO_PuPd_NOPULL;
    GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Pin = GPIO_Pin_8;
    GPIO_Init(GPIOA, &GPIO_InitStructure);

    // Connect EXTI Line8 to PA8 pin 
    SYSCFG_EXTILineConfig(EXTI_PortSourceGPIOA, EXTI_PinSource8);

    // Configure EXTI Line21 (comparator) 
    EXTI_InitStructure.EXTI_Line = EXTI_Line21;
    // EXTI_InitStructure.EXTI_Line = EXTI_Line8;
    EXTI_InitStructure.EXTI_Mode = EXTI_Mode_Interrupt;
    EXTI_InitStructure.EXTI_Trigger = EXTI_Trigger_Rising; 
    EXTI_InitStructure.EXTI_LineCmd = ENABLE;

    // Enable and set EXTI Line4-5 Interrupt to the lowest priority 
    NVIC_InitStructure.NVIC_IRQChannel =  EXTI4_15_IRQn;
    NVIC_InitStructure.NVIC_IRQChannelPriority = 0x0;
    NVIC_InitStructure.NVIC_IRQChannelCmd = ENABLE;

void EXTI4_15_IRQHandler(void) // EXTI 4 thru 15 interrupt to here
//  if(EXTI_GetITStatus(EXTI_Line8) != RESET)
  if(EXTI_GetITStatus(EXTI_Line21) != RESET)
    // ...
    // Clear the EXTI line pending bit 
//    EXTI_ClearITPendingBit(EXTI_Line8);