JavaScript - Analog Out Bricklet

This is the description of the JavaScript API bindings for the Analog Out Bricklet. General information and technical specifications for the Analog Out Bricklet are summarized in its hardware description.

An installation guide for the JavaScript API bindings is part of their general description.

Examples

The example code below is Public Domain (CC0 1.0).

Simple (Node.js)

Download (ExampleSimple.js)

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var Tinkerforge = require('tinkerforge');

var HOST = 'localhost';
var PORT = 4223;
var UID = 'XYZ'; // Change XYZ to the UID of your Analog Out Bricklet

var ipcon = new Tinkerforge.IPConnection(); // Create IP connection
var ao = new Tinkerforge.BrickletAnalogOut(UID, ipcon); // Create device object

ipcon.connect(HOST, PORT,
    function (error) {
        console.log('Error: ' + error);
    }
); // Connect to brickd
// Don't use device before ipcon is connected

ipcon.on(Tinkerforge.IPConnection.CALLBACK_CONNECTED,
    function (connectReason) {
        // Set output voltage to 3.3V
        ao.setVoltage(3300);
    }
);

console.log('Press key to exit');
process.stdin.on('data',
    function (data) {
        ipcon.disconnect();
        process.exit(0);
    }
);

Simple (HTML)

Download (ExampleSimple.html), Test (ExampleSimple.html)

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <head>
        <title>Tinkerforge | JavaScript Example</title>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div style="text-align:center;">
            <h1>Analog Out Bricklet Simple Example</h1>
            <p>
                <input value="localhost" id="host" type="text" size="20">:
                <input value="4280" id="port" type="text" size="5">,
                <input value="uid" id="uid" type="text" size="5">
                <input value="Start Example" id="start" type="button" onclick="startExample();">
            </p>
            <p>
                <textarea readonly id="text" cols="80" rows="24" style="resize:none;"
                          >Press "Start Example" to begin ...</textarea>
            </p>
        </div>
        <script src="./Tinkerforge.js" type='text/javascript'></script>
        <script type='text/javascript'>
            var ipcon;
            var textArea = document.getElementById("text");
            function startExample() {
                textArea.value = "";
                var HOST = document.getElementById("host").value;
                var PORT = parseInt(document.getElementById("port").value);
                var UID = document.getElementById("uid").value;
                if(ipcon !== undefined) {
                    ipcon.disconnect();
                }
                ipcon = new Tinkerforge.IPConnection(); // Create IP connection
                var ao = new Tinkerforge.BrickletAnalogOut(UID, ipcon); // Create device object
                ipcon.connect(HOST, PORT,
                    function(error) {
                        textArea.value += 'Error: ' + error + '\n';
                    }
                ); // Connect to brickd
                // Don't use device before ipcon is connected

                ipcon.on(Tinkerforge.IPConnection.CALLBACK_CONNECTED,
                    function (connectReason) {
                        // Set output voltage to 3.3V
                        ao.setVoltage(3300);
                    }
                );
            }
        </script>
    </body>
</html>

API

Generally, every method of the JavaScript bindings can take two optional parameters, returnCallback and errorCallback. These are two user defined callback functions. The returnCallback function is called with the results as arguments, if the method returns its results asynchronously. The errorCallback is called with an error code in case of an error. The error code can be one of the following values:

  • IPConnection.ERROR_ALREADY_CONNECTED = 11
  • IPConnection.ERROR_NOT_CONNECTED = 12
  • IPConnection.ERROR_CONNECT_FAILED = 13
  • IPConnection.ERROR_INVALID_FUNCTION_ID = 21
  • IPConnection.ERROR_TIMEOUT = 31
  • IPConnection.ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER = 41
  • IPConnection.ERROR_FUNCTION_NOT_SUPPORTED = 42
  • IPConnection.ERROR_UNKNOWN_ERROR = 43
  • IPConnection.ERROR_STREAM_OUT_OF_SYNC = 51
  • IPConnection.ERROR_NON_ASCII_CHAR_IN_SECRET = 71

The namespace for the JavaScript bindings is Tinkerforge.*.

Basic Functions

new BrickletAnalogOut(uid, ipcon)
Parameters:
  • uid – Type: string
  • ipcon – Type: IPConnection
Returns:
  • analogOut – Type: BrickletAnalogOut

Creates an object with the unique device ID uid:

var analogOut = new BrickletAnalogOut("YOUR_DEVICE_UID", ipcon);

This object can then be used after the IP Connection is connected (see examples above).

BrickletAnalogOut.setVoltage(voltage[, returnCallback][, errorCallback])
Parameters:
  • voltage – Type: int, Range: [0 to 216 - 1]
Callback Parameters:
  • undefined
Returns:
  • undefined

Sets the voltage in mV. The possible range is 0V to 5V (0-5000). Calling this function will set the mode to 0 (see setMode()).

The default value is 0 (with mode 1).

BrickletAnalogOut.getVoltage([returnCallback][, errorCallback])
Callback Parameters:
  • voltage – Type: int, Range: [0 to 216 - 1]
Returns:
  • undefined

Returns the voltage as set by setVoltage().

BrickletAnalogOut.setMode(mode[, returnCallback][, errorCallback])
Parameters:
  • mode – Type: int, Range: See constants
Callback Parameters:
  • undefined
Returns:
  • undefined

Sets the mode of the analog value. Possible modes:

  • 0: Normal Mode (Analog value as set by setVoltage() is applied)
  • 1: 1k Ohm resistor to ground
  • 2: 100k Ohm resistor to ground
  • 3: 500k Ohm resistor to ground

Setting the mode to 0 will result in an output voltage of 0. You can jump to a higher output voltage directly by calling setVoltage().

The default mode is 1.

The following constants are available for this function:

For mode:

  • BrickletAnalogOut.MODE_ANALOG_VALUE = 0
  • BrickletAnalogOut.MODE_1K_TO_GROUND = 1
  • BrickletAnalogOut.MODE_100K_TO_GROUND = 2
  • BrickletAnalogOut.MODE_500K_TO_GROUND = 3
BrickletAnalogOut.getMode([returnCallback][, errorCallback])
Callback Parameters:
  • mode – Type: int, Range: See constants
Returns:
  • undefined

Returns the mode as set by setMode().

The following constants are available for this function:

For mode:

  • BrickletAnalogOut.MODE_ANALOG_VALUE = 0
  • BrickletAnalogOut.MODE_1K_TO_GROUND = 1
  • BrickletAnalogOut.MODE_100K_TO_GROUND = 2
  • BrickletAnalogOut.MODE_500K_TO_GROUND = 3

Advanced Functions

BrickletAnalogOut.getAPIVersion()
Returns:
  • apiVersion – Type: [int, ...], Length: 3, Range: [0 to 255]

Returns the version of the API definition (major, minor, revision) implemented by this API bindings. This is neither the release version of this API bindings nor does it tell you anything about the represented Brick or Bricklet.

BrickletAnalogOut.getResponseExpected(functionId[, errorCallback])
Parameters:
  • functionId – Type: int, Range: See constants
Returns:
  • responseExpected – Type: boolean

Returns the response expected flag for the function specified by the function ID parameter. It is true if the function is expected to send a response, false otherwise.

For getter functions this is enabled by default and cannot be disabled, because those functions will always send a response. For callback configuration functions it is enabled by default too, but can be disabled by setResponseExpected(). For setter functions it is disabled by default and can be enabled.

Enabling the response expected flag for a setter function allows to detect timeouts and other error conditions calls of this setter as well. The device will then send a response for this purpose. If this flag is disabled for a setter function then no response is send and errors are silently ignored, because they cannot be detected.

The following constants are available for this function:

For function_id:

  • BrickletAnalogOut.FUNCTION_SET_VOLTAGE = 1
  • BrickletAnalogOut.FUNCTION_SET_MODE = 3
BrickletAnalogOut.setResponseExpected(functionId, responseExpected[, errorCallback])
Parameters:
  • functionId – Type: int, Range: See constants
  • responseExpected – Type: boolean
Returns:
  • undefined

Changes the response expected flag of the function specified by the function ID parameter. This flag can only be changed for setter (default value: false) and callback configuration functions (default value: true). For getter functions it is always enabled.

Enabling the response expected flag for a setter function allows to detect timeouts and other error conditions calls of this setter as well. The device will then send a response for this purpose. If this flag is disabled for a setter function then no response is send and errors are silently ignored, because they cannot be detected.

The following constants are available for this function:

For function_id:

  • BrickletAnalogOut.FUNCTION_SET_VOLTAGE = 1
  • BrickletAnalogOut.FUNCTION_SET_MODE = 3
BrickletAnalogOut.setResponseExpectedAll(responseExpected)
Parameters:
  • responseExpected – Type: boolean
Returns:
  • undefined

Changes the response expected flag for all setter and callback configuration functions of this device at once.

BrickletAnalogOut.getIdentity([returnCallback][, errorCallback])
Callback Parameters:
  • uid – Type: string, Length: up to 8
  • connectedUid – Type: string, Length: up to 8
  • position – Type: char
  • hardwareVersion – Type: [int, ...], Length: 3, Range: [0 to 255]
  • firmwareVersion – Type: [int, ...], Length: 3, Range: [0 to 255]
  • deviceIdentifier – Type: int, Range: [0 to 216 - 1]
Returns:
  • undefined

Returns the UID, the UID where the Bricklet is connected to, the position, the hardware and firmware version as well as the device identifier.

The position can be 'a', 'b', 'c' or 'd'.

The device identifier numbers can be found here. There is also a constant for the device identifier of this Bricklet.

Constants

BrickletAnalogOut.DEVICE_IDENTIFIER

This constant is used to identify a Analog Out Bricklet.

The getIdentity() function and the IPConnection.CALLBACK_ENUMERATE callback of the IP Connection have a device_identifier parameter to specify the Brick's or Bricklet's type.

BrickletAnalogOut.DEVICE_DISPLAY_NAME

This constant represents the human readable name of a Analog Out Bricklet.