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Adafruit ADS1015 12-Bit ADC (ADS1015 12-Bit ADC)
The Raspberry Pi does not feature an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), so if you want to measure analogue singals, you'll need this 12-Bit ADC!

The Adafruit 4-Channel I2C 12-Bit ADC is a high-precision ADC and features the ADS1015 chip, which provides 12-bit precision at 3300 samples/second over I2C. The chip can be configured as 4 single-ended input channels, or two differential channels. As a nice bonus, it even includes a programmable gain amplifier,with up to x16, to help boost smaller single/differential signals to the full range. We like this ADC because it can run from 2V to 5V power/logic, can measure a large range of signals and its super easy to use. It is a great general purpose 12 bit converter. 

The chip's fairly small so it comes on a breakout board with ferrites to keep the AVDD and AGND quiet and interfacing is done via I2C. The address can be changed to one of four options (see the datasheet table 5 in downloads below) so you can have up to 4 ADS1015's connected on a single 2-wire I2C bus for 16 single ended inputs. 
To get you started, we have example code for the Raspberry Pi - Simply connect GND to ground, VDD to your logic power supply, and SCL/SDA to your microcontroller's I2C port and run the example code to start reading data.
The Adafruit 4-Channel I2C 12-Bit ADC Features:
  • Wide Supply Range: 2.0V to 5.5V
  • Low Current Consumption: Continuous Mode: Only 150µA Single-Shot Mode: Auto Shut-Down
  • Programmable Data Rate: 128SPS to 3.3kSPS
  • Internal Low-Drift Voltage Reference
  • Internal Oscillator
  • Internal PGA
  • I2C Interface: Pin-Selectable Addresses
  • Can run from 2V to 5V power/logic
  • Measures a large range of signals and is super easy to use.
  • 12-bit precision at 3300 samples/second over I2C.
  • Configurable as 4 single-ended input channels, or two differential channels.
  • Includes a programmable gain amplifier, up to x16, to help boost up smaller single/differential signals to the full range.
  • Breakout Board equipped with ferrites to keep the AVDD and AGND quiet

What's in the box?

1 x Adafruit 12-Bit ADC


Four Channel ADC Breakout

Example Code for the Raspberry Pi

R223.78  Inc VAT
Adafruit PiTFT Plus 320x240 2.8" TFT Capacitive Touchscreen(40 pin) (2.8 display touch cap 40pin)

Is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 2.8" display with 320x240 16-bit color pixels and a capacitive touch overlay. That's right, instead of a resistive touchscreen, which requires a fingernail or stylus, you can now use a fingerpad.

The screen looks much nicer, with a black bezel and glass overlay.

This updated design fits perfectly onto the Pi Zero, Pi 3, Pi 2 or Model A , B ! (Any Pi with a 2x20 connector) Not for use with an old Pi 1 with 2x13 connector. This version also has all 40 pins GPIO pins brought out so you can connect a 40-pin GPIO cable underneath.

The display and touchscreen uses the hardware I2C Pins (SDA & SCL), SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0) as well as GPIO #25 and #24. All other GPIO are unused and you can still share the I2C pins with sensors, LED drivers, etc. Since we had a tiny bit of space, there's 4 slim tactile switches wired to four GPIOs, that you can use if you want to make a basic user interface. For example, you can use one as a power on/off button.

Use it for console access or easily pop up X11 onto the PiTFT for a mini monitor, although its rather small at 320x240. Instead, we recommend using PyGame or other SDL-drawing programs to write onto the frame buffer.

Raspberry Pi computer and enclosure not included! As of July 22nd, 2015 this display comes fully assembled with tactile switches too

Check out Adafruit's detailed tutorial on how to play videos, display images, and otherwise customize your PiTFT.


  • Screen Dimensions: 50mm x 69mm x 4mm / 2" x 2.7" x 0.16"
  • PCB Dimensions: 56mm x 85mm x 11mm / 2.2" x 3.3" x 0.4"
  • Weight: 47g

Datasheets, EagleCAD PCB files, Fritzing object and more in the tutorial!

R806.01  Inc VAT
Adafruit 12-Bit DAC w/I2C Interface (MCP4725) (AdaMCP4725 DAC)
Your microcontroller probably has an ADC (analog -> digital converter) but does it have a DAC (digital -> analog converter)??? Now it can! This breakout board features the easy-to-use MCP4725 12-bit DAC. Control it via I2C and send it the value you want it to output, and the VOUT pin will have it. Great for audio / analog projects, such as when you can't use PWM but need a sine wave or adjustable bias point.

The ADDR pin is broken out so you can connect two of these DACs on one I2C bus, just tie the ADDR pin of one high to keep it from conflicting. Also included is a 6-pin header, for use in a breadboard. Works with both 3.3V or 5V logic.

Some nice extras with this chip: for chips that have 3.4Mbps Fast Mode I2C (Arduino's don't) you can update the Vout at ~200 KHz. There's an EEPROM so if you write the output voltage, you can 'store it' so if the device is power cycled it will restore that voltage. The output voltage is rail-to-rail and proportional to the power pin so if you run it from 3.3V, the output range is 0-3.3V. If you run it from 5V the output range is 0-5V.

Adafruit have an easy-to-use Arduino library and tutorial with a triangle-wave and sine-wave output example that can be used with any 'duino or ported to any microcontroller with I2C host. Wiring it up is easy - connect VDD to your microcontroller power pin (3-5V), GND to ground, SDA to I2C Data (on the Arduino Uno, this is A4 on the Mega it is 20 and on the Leonardo digital 2), SCL to I2C Clock(on the Arduino Uno, this is A5 on the Mega it is 21 and on the Leonardo digital 3) and listen on VOUT.


What's in the box?

1 x Adafruit MCP4725
R149.90  Inc VAT
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