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Help with simple ADC on STM32F4

Question asked by schneider.will on Jul 17, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 5, 2014 by Clive One
Hi all,

I'm trying to get a simple ADC working on the stm32f4 discoveryboard. At the moment I simply want to obtain an input value(ConvertedValue) as a variable rather than saving to memory inDMA.
I'm struggling with the pins - some of them give me a littlefunctionality and others none at all. I cant get any port to workproperly. PIN0 will work to an extent - it will read a changingvalue, but it is also outputting a voltage of 2 volts which I've nottold it to - and so any readings it gets are somewhat distorted.

I'd really appreciate anyone taking a look at the code im using(its mostly taken from various sources around the web - not really myown)

Sorry for the poor/lack of formatting


<pre><font size="1">#include "stm32f4xx_adc.h"
#include "stm32f4xx_gpio.h"
#include "stm32f4xx_rcc.h"
#include "led.h"
#include "stm32f4_discovery.h"
#include "stm32f4xx_tim.h"
#include "stm32f4xx_dac.h"
int ConvertedValue = 0; //Converted value read from ADC1
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void adc_configure(){
ADC_InitTypeDef ADC_init_structure; //Structure for adc confguration
 GPIO_InitTypeDef GPIO_initStructre; //Structure for analog input pin
 //Clock configuration
 RCC_APB2PeriphClockCmd(RCC_APB2Periph_ADC1,ENABLE);//The ADC1 is connected the APB2 peripheral bus thus we will use its clock source
 RCC_AHB1PeriphClockCmd(RCC_AHB1ENR_GPIOCEN,ENABLE);//Clock for the ADC port!! Do not forget about this one ;)
 //Analog pin configuration
 GPIO_initStructre.GPIO_Pin = GPIO_Pin_0;//The channel 10 is connected to PC0
 GPIO_initStructre.GPIO_Mode = GPIO_Mode_AN; //The PC0 pin is configured in analog mode
 GPIO_initStructre.GPIO_PuPd = GPIO_PuPd_NOPULL; //We don't need any pull up or pull down
 GPIO_Init(GPIOE,&GPIO_initStructre);//Affecting the port with the initialization structure configuration
 //ADC structure configuration
 ADC_init_structure.ADC_DataAlign = ADC_DataAlign_Right;//data converted will be shifted to right
 ADC_init_structure.ADC_Resolution = ADC_Resolution_12b;//Input voltage is converted into a 12bit number giving a maximum value of 4096
 ADC_init_structure.ADC_ContinuousConvMode = ENABLE; //the conversion is continuous, the input data is converted more than once
 ADC_init_structure.ADC_ExternalTrigConv = ADC_ExternalTrigConv_T1_CC1;// conversion is synchronous with TIM1 and CC1 (actually I'm not sure about this one :/)
 ADC_init_structure.ADC_ExternalTrigConvEdge = ADC_ExternalTrigConvEdge_None;//no trigger for conversion
 ADC_init_structure.ADC_NbrOfConversion = 1;//I think this one is clear :p
 ADC_init_structure.ADC_ScanConvMode = DISABLE;//The scan is configured in one channel
 ADC_Init(ADC1,&ADC_init_structure);//Initialize ADC with the previous configuration
 //Enable ADC conversion
 //Select the channel to be read from
int adc_convert(){
 ADC_SoftwareStartConv(ADC1);//Start the conversion
 while(!ADC_GetFlagStatus(ADC1, ADC_FLAG_EOC));//Processing the conversion
 return ADC_GetConversionValue(ADC1); //Return the converted data
int main(void){
                adc_configure();//Start configuration
                {//loop while the board is working
                        ConvertedValue = adc_convert();//Read the ADC converted value