Analog to digital, the real world translated into digits - ADC 5 click gets the job done.
ADC 5 click
ADC 5 click carries the ADC121S021 12bit A/D converter from Texas Instruments. The screw terminal at the top of the click board™ lets you bring the voltage in.
ADC 5 click can monitor external analog voltage up to 3.3V.
The sample range of the ADC121S021 is from 50 ksps to 200 ksps. Since analog-to-digital converters sample analog data continuously, that means ADC 5 click samples from 50 to 200 kilosample(s) per second. Each of those signals represents the amplitude of the analog signal at that moment.
Digits, digital, and the information age
Before the 1970's most information was stored in analog form, today most of it is stored digitally, and we can't imagine it in any other way. So what exactly brought on the digital revolution?
Well, it was multiple things, like the popularity of arcade games, home computers, the ease with which you can save and edit data in digital form.
Digital technology stores and processes data in only two states: positive or negative. Either something is on, or it's off. It's quite simple. But transferring the real world into this format is not that simple.
Thankfully our ADC 5 click does this in an exceptional way.
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