This version (05 Feb 2014 19:01) was approved by Lars-Peter Clausen.The Previously approved version (01 Oct 2012 15:11) is available.Diff

Supported Devices

Evaluation Boards


The AD7303 is a dual, 8-bit voltage out DAC that operates from a single +2.7 V to +5.5 V supply. Its on-chip precision output buffers allow the DAC outputs to swing rail to rail. This device uses a versatile 3-wire serial interface that operates at clock rates up to 30 MHz, and is compatible with QSPI, SPI, microwire and digital signal processor interface standards. The serial input register is sixteen bits wide; 8 bits act as data bits for the DACs, and the remaining eight bits make up a control register.

The on-chip control register is used to address the relevant DAC, to power down the complete device or an individual DAC, to select internal or external reference and to provide a synchronous loading facility for simultaneous update of the DAC outputs with a software LDAC function.

The low power consumption of this part makes it ideally suited to portable battery operated equipment. The power consumption is 7.5 mW max at 3 V, reducing to less than 3 µW in full power-down mode.

The AD7303 is available in an 8-pin plastic dual in-line package, 8-lead SOIC and microSOIC packages.

28 Sep 2012 16:05 · Dragos Bogdan

The goal of this project (Microcontroller No-OS) is to be able to provide reference projects for lower end processors, which can't run Linux, or aren't running a specific operating system, to help those customers using microcontrollers with ADI parts. Here you can find a generic driver which can be used as a base for any microcontroller platform and also specific drivers for different microcontroller platforms.

Driver Description

The driver contains two parts:

  • The driver for the AD7303 part, which may be used, without modifications, with any microcontroller.
  • The Communication Driver, where the specific communication functions for the desired type of processor and communication protocol have to be implemented. This driver implements the communication with the device and hides the actual details of the communication protocol to the ADI driver.

The Communication Driver has a standard interface, so the AD7303 driver can be used exactly as it is provided.

There are three functions which are called by the AD7303 driver:

  • SPI_Init() – initializes the communication peripheral.
  • SPI_Write() – writes data to the device.
  • SPI_Read() – reads data from the device.

SPI driver architecture

The following functions are implemented in this version of AD7303 driver:

Function Description
char AD7303_Init(void) Initializes the SPI communication peripheral.
void AD7303_Write(unsigned char controlReg, unsigned char dataReg) Sends data to AD7303.
resources/tools-software/uc-drivers/ad7303.txt · Last modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:42 by Lucian Sin