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Producing analog voltage from DAC

Question asked by wang.shu.001 on Jun 11, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2015 by Clive One
Hi all,

I am trying to produce a constant voltage, say 2V, from DAC without using any external input source. In other words, the code will send in digital signal to DAC, producing 2V. I have attempted to set up the code but it does not work (~mV output), I am using the equation from specs V_DAC = V_REF*(DOR/4095). So if V_DAC = 2V, V_REF = 3.37V, then DOR = 2430. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
int main() {
  uint16_t digital_2v = 0x097E; //digital signal: DOR = 2430 = 0x097E
  digital2analog_init();        //configuration function
  DAC_Cmd(DAC1, DAC_Channel_2, ENABLE);
  DAC_SoftwareTriggerCmd(DAC1, DAC_Channel_2, ENABLE);    //trigger DAC1 Channel2
  DAC_SetChannel2Data(DAC1, DAC_Align_12b_R, digital_2v); //set digital signal to DHR1CH2
void digital2analog_init() {
  GPIO_InitTypeDef GPIO_InitStructure;
  DAC_InitTypeDef DAC_InitStructure;
  //DAC1 Channel2 output pin initialization
  GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Pin = GPIO_Pin_5;
  GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Mode = GPIO_Mode_AN;
  GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_PuPd  = GPIO_PuPd_NOPULL;
  GPIO_Init(GPIOA, &GPIO_InitStructure);
  //DAC1 Channel2 output configuration
  RCC_APB1PeriphClockCmd(RCC_APB1Periph_DAC1, ENABLE);
  DAC_InitStructure.DAC_Trigger = DAC_Trigger_Software;
  DAC_InitStructure.DAC_WaveGeneration = DAC_WaveGeneration_None;
  DAC_InitStructure.DAC_LFSRUnmask_TriangleAmplitude = DAC_LFSRUnmask_Bits2_0;
  DAC_InitStructure.DAC_OutputBuffer = DAC_OutputBuffer_Enable;
  DAC_Init(DAC1, DAC_Channel_2, &DAC_InitStructure);
  DAC_Cmd(DAC1, DAC_Channel_2, ENABLE);