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Using the ADS1115 in Continuous Mode for Burst Sampling

A project log for The Cave Pearl Project

Creating a generic underwater data logging platform that is easy to build & modify for many different environmental monitoring projects.

Edward MallonEdward Mallon 05/21/2020 at 18:470 Comments

Here's a first look at doing something interesting with an ADS1115 ADC module:

https://thecavepearlproject.org/2020/05/21/using-the-ads1115-in-continuous-mode-for-burst-sampling/  

For day to day tasks, it's already something of a work horse for Makers. But I wanted to push it to it's max settings to see if it's really useable for research level applications. The answer is a tentative yes, but only at the fastest 860 sample per second speed. And with small signals, EMI is more of a problem than the limitations of the ADC itself. I'm sure that's not news to any analog hardware hackers out there, but I'm kind of a digital kid who's still learning as I go along.

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