Go - Voltage/Current Bricklet 2.0

This is the description of the Go API bindings for the Voltage/Current Bricklet 2.0. General information and technical specifications for the Voltage/Current Bricklet 2.0 are summarized in its hardware description.

An installation guide for the Go API bindings is part of their general description. Additional documentation can be found on godoc.org.

Examples

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

Callback

Download (example_callback.go)

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package main

import (
    "fmt"
    "github.com/Tinkerforge/go-api-bindings/ipconnection"
    "github.com/Tinkerforge/go-api-bindings/voltage_current_v2_bricklet"
)

const ADDR string = "localhost:4223"
const UID string = "XYZ" // Change XYZ to the UID of your Voltage/Current Bricklet 2.0.

func main() {
    ipcon := ipconnection.New()
    defer ipcon.Close()
    vc, _ := voltage_current_v2_bricklet.New(UID, &ipcon) // Create device object.

    ipcon.Connect(ADDR) // Connect to brickd.
    defer ipcon.Disconnect()
    // Don't use device before ipcon is connected.

    vc.RegisterCurrentCallback(func(current int32) {
        fmt.Printf("Current: %f A\n", float64(current)/1000.0)
    })

    // Set period for current callback to 1s (1000ms) without a threshold.
    vc.SetCurrentCallbackConfiguration(1000, false, 'x', 0, 0)

    fmt.Print("Press enter to exit.")
    fmt.Scanln()
}

Simple

Download (example_simple.go)

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package main

import (
    "fmt"
    "github.com/Tinkerforge/go-api-bindings/ipconnection"
    "github.com/Tinkerforge/go-api-bindings/voltage_current_v2_bricklet"
)

const ADDR string = "localhost:4223"
const UID string = "XYZ" // Change XYZ to the UID of your Voltage/Current Bricklet 2.0.

func main() {
    ipcon := ipconnection.New()
    defer ipcon.Close()
    vc, _ := voltage_current_v2_bricklet.New(UID, &ipcon) // Create device object.

    ipcon.Connect(ADDR) // Connect to brickd.
    defer ipcon.Disconnect()
    // Don't use device before ipcon is connected.

    // Get current voltage.
    voltage, _ := vc.GetVoltage()
    fmt.Printf("Voltage: %f V\n", float64(voltage)/1000.0)

    // Get current current.
    current, _ := vc.GetCurrent()
    fmt.Printf("Current: %f A\n", float64(current)/1000.0)

    fmt.Print("Press enter to exit.")
    fmt.Scanln()
}

Threshold

Download (example_threshold.go)

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package main

import (
    "fmt"
    "github.com/Tinkerforge/go-api-bindings/ipconnection"
    "github.com/Tinkerforge/go-api-bindings/voltage_current_v2_bricklet"
)

const ADDR string = "localhost:4223"
const UID string = "XYZ" // Change XYZ to the UID of your Voltage/Current Bricklet 2.0.

func main() {
    ipcon := ipconnection.New()
    defer ipcon.Close()
    vc, _ := voltage_current_v2_bricklet.New(UID, &ipcon) // Create device object.

    ipcon.Connect(ADDR) // Connect to brickd.
    defer ipcon.Disconnect()
    // Don't use device before ipcon is connected.

    vc.RegisterPowerCallback(func(power int32) {
        fmt.Printf("power: %f W\n", float64(power)/1000.0)
    })

    // Configure threshold for power "greater than 10 W"
    // with a debounce period of 1s (1000ms).
    vc.SetPowerCallbackConfiguration(1000, false, '>', 10*1000, 0)

    fmt.Print("Press enter to exit.")
    fmt.Scanln()
}

API

The Voltage/Current Bricklet 2.0's API is defined in the package github.com/Tinkerforge/go-api-bindings/voltage_current_v2_bricklet

Nearly every function of the Go bindings can return an BrickletError, implementing the error interface. The error can have one of the following values:

  • BrickletErrorSuccess = 0
  • BrickletErrorInvalidParameter = 1
  • BrickletErrorFunctionNotSupported = 2
  • BrickletErrorUnknownError = 3

which correspond to the values returned from Bricks and Bricklets.

All functions listed below are thread-safe.

Basic Functions

func NewVoltageCurrentV2Bricklet(uid string, ipcon *IPConnection)(device VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet, err error)

Creates a new VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet object with the unique device ID uid and adds it to the IPConnection ipcon:

This device object can be used after the IP connection has been connected (see examples above).

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetCurrent()(current int32, err error)

Returns the current. The value is in mA and between -20000mA and 20000mA.

If you want to get the value periodically, it is recommended to use the (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) RegisterCurrentCallback callback. You can set the callback configuration with (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetCurrentCallbackConfiguration.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetVoltage()(voltage int32, err error)

Returns the voltage. The value is in mV and between 0mV and 36000mV.

If you want to get the value periodically, it is recommended to use the (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) RegisterVoltageCallback callback. You can set the callback configuration with (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetVoltageCallbackConfiguration.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetPower()(power int32, err error)

Returns the power. The value is in mW and between 0mV and 720000mW.

If you want to get the value periodically, it is recommended to use the (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) RegisterPowerCallback callback. You can set the callback configuration with (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetPowerCallbackConfiguration.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)SetConfiguration(averaging Averaging, voltageConversionTime uint8, currentConversionTime uint8)(err error)

Sets the configuration of the Voltage/Current Bricklet 2.0. It is possible to configure number of averages as well as voltage and current conversion time.

Averaging:

Value Number of Averages
0 1
1 4
2 16
3 64
4 128
5 256
6 512
>=7 1024

Voltage/Current conversion:

Value Conversion time
0 140µs
1 204µs
2 332µs
3 588µs
4 1.1ms
5 2.116ms
6 4.156ms
>=7 8.244ms

The default values are 3, 4 and 4 (64, 1.1ms, 1.1ms) for averaging, voltage conversion and current conversion.

The following constants are available for this function:

  • Averaging1 = 0
  • Averaging4 = 1
  • Averaging16 = 2
  • Averaging64 = 3
  • Averaging128 = 4
  • Averaging256 = 5
  • Averaging512 = 6
  • Averaging1024 = 7
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetConfiguration()(averaging Averaging, voltageConversionTime uint8, currentConversionTime uint8, err error)

Returns the configuration as set by (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetConfiguration.

The following constants are available for this function:

  • Averaging1 = 0
  • Averaging4 = 1
  • Averaging16 = 2
  • Averaging64 = 3
  • Averaging128 = 4
  • Averaging256 = 5
  • Averaging512 = 6
  • Averaging1024 = 7

Advanced Functions

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)SetCalibration(voltageMultiplier uint16, voltageDivisor uint16, currentMultiplier uint16, currentDivisor uint16)(err error)

Since the ADC and the shunt resistor used for the measurements are not perfect they need to be calibrated by a multiplier and a divisor if a very precise reading is needed.

For example, if you are expecting a current of 1000mA and you are measuring 1023mA, you can calibrate the Voltage/Current Bricklet by setting the current multiplier to 1000 and the divisor to 1023. The same applies for the voltage.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetCalibration()(voltageMultiplier uint16, voltageDivisor uint16, currentMultiplier uint16, currentDivisor uint16, err error)

Returns the calibration as set by (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetCalibration.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetAPIVersion()(apiVersion [3]uint8, err error)

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.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetResponseExpected(functionId uint8)(responseExpected bool, err error)

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 (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) 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.

See (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetResponseExpected for the list of function ID constants available for this function.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)SetResponseExpected(functionId uint8, responseExpected bool)(err error)

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 function ID constants are available for this function:

  • FunctionSetCurrentCallbackConfiguration = 2
  • FunctionSetVoltageCallbackConfiguration = 6
  • FunctionSetPowerCallbackConfiguration = 10
  • FunctionSetConfiguration = 13
  • FunctionSetCalibration = 15
  • FunctionSetWriteFirmwarePointer = 237
  • FunctionSetStatusLEDConfig = 239
  • FunctionReset = 243
  • FunctionWriteUID = 248
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)SetResponseExpectedAll(responseExpected bool)(err error)

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

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetSPITFPErrorCount()(errorCountAckChecksum uint32, errorCountMessageChecksum uint32, errorCountFrame uint32, errorCountOverflow uint32, err error)

Returns the error count for the communication between Brick and Bricklet.

The errors are divided into

  • ACK checksum errors,
  • message checksum errors,
  • framing errors and
  • overflow errors.

The errors counts are for errors that occur on the Bricklet side. All Bricks have a similar function that returns the errors on the Brick side.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)SetBootloaderMode(mode BootloaderMode)(status BootloaderStatus, err error)

Sets the bootloader mode and returns the status after the requested mode change was instigated.

You can change from bootloader mode to firmware mode and vice versa. A change from bootloader mode to firmware mode will only take place if the entry function, device identifier and CRC are present and correct.

This function is used by Brick Viewer during flashing. It should not be necessary to call it in a normal user program.

The following constants are available for this function:

  • BootloaderModeBootloader = 0
  • BootloaderModeFirmware = 1
  • BootloaderModeBootloaderWaitForReboot = 2
  • BootloaderModeFirmwareWaitForReboot = 3
  • BootloaderModeFirmwareWaitForEraseAndReboot = 4
  • BootloaderStatusOK = 0
  • BootloaderStatusInvalidMode = 1
  • BootloaderStatusNoChange = 2
  • BootloaderStatusEntryFunctionNotPresent = 3
  • BootloaderStatusDeviceIdentifierIncorrect = 4
  • BootloaderStatusCRCMismatch = 5
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetBootloaderMode()(mode BootloaderMode, err error)

Returns the current bootloader mode, see (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetBootloaderMode.

The following constants are available for this function:

  • BootloaderModeBootloader = 0
  • BootloaderModeFirmware = 1
  • BootloaderModeBootloaderWaitForReboot = 2
  • BootloaderModeFirmwareWaitForReboot = 3
  • BootloaderModeFirmwareWaitForEraseAndReboot = 4
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)SetWriteFirmwarePointer(pointer uint32)(err error)

Sets the firmware pointer for (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) WriteFirmware. The pointer has to be increased by chunks of size 64. The data is written to flash every 4 chunks (which equals to one page of size 256).

This function is used by Brick Viewer during flashing. It should not be necessary to call it in a normal user program.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)WriteFirmware(data [64]uint8)(status uint8, err error)

Writes 64 Bytes of firmware at the position as written by (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetWriteFirmwarePointer before. The firmware is written to flash every 4 chunks.

You can only write firmware in bootloader mode.

This function is used by Brick Viewer during flashing. It should not be necessary to call it in a normal user program.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)SetStatusLEDConfig(config StatusLEDConfig)(err error)

Sets the status LED configuration. By default the LED shows communication traffic between Brick and Bricklet, it flickers once for every 10 received data packets.

You can also turn the LED permanently on/off or show a heartbeat.

If the Bricklet is in bootloader mode, the LED is will show heartbeat by default.

The following constants are available for this function:

  • StatusLEDConfigOff = 0
  • StatusLEDConfigOn = 1
  • StatusLEDConfigShowHeartbeat = 2
  • StatusLEDConfigShowStatus = 3
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetStatusLEDConfig()(config StatusLEDConfig, err error)

Returns the configuration as set by (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetStatusLEDConfig

The following constants are available for this function:

  • StatusLEDConfigOff = 0
  • StatusLEDConfigOn = 1
  • StatusLEDConfigShowHeartbeat = 2
  • StatusLEDConfigShowStatus = 3
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetChipTemperature()(temperature int16, err error)

Returns the temperature in °C as measured inside the microcontroller. The value returned is not the ambient temperature!

The temperature is only proportional to the real temperature and it has bad accuracy. Practically it is only useful as an indicator for temperature changes.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)Reset()(err error)

Calling this function will reset the Bricklet. All configurations will be lost.

After a reset you have to create new device objects, calling functions on the existing ones will result in undefined behavior!

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)WriteUID(uid uint32)(err error)

Writes a new UID into flash. If you want to set a new UID you have to decode the Base58 encoded UID string into an integer first.

We recommend that you use Brick Viewer to change the UID.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)ReadUID()(uid uint32, err error)

Returns the current UID as an integer. Encode as Base58 to get the usual string version.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetIdentity()(uid string, connectedUid string, position rune, hardwareVersion [3]uint8, firmwareVersion [3]uint8, deviceIdentifier uint16, err error)

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.

Callback Configuration Functions

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)SetCurrentCallbackConfiguration(period uint32, valueHasToChange bool, option ThresholdOption, min int32, max int32)(err error)

The period in ms is the period with which the (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) RegisterCurrentCallback callback is triggered periodically. A value of 0 turns the callback off.

If the value has to change-parameter is set to true, the callback is only triggered after the value has changed. If the value didn't change within the period, the callback is triggered immediately on change.

If it is set to false, the callback is continuously triggered with the period, independent of the value.

It is furthermore possible to constrain the callback with thresholds.

The option-parameter together with min/max sets a threshold for the (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) RegisterCurrentCallback callback.

The following options are possible:

Option Description
'x' Threshold is turned off
'o' Threshold is triggered when the value is outside the min and max values
'i' Threshold is triggered when the value is inside or equal to the min and max values
'<' Threshold is triggered when the value is smaller than the min value (max is ignored)
'>' Threshold is triggered when the value is greater than the min value (max is ignored)

If the option is set to 'x' (threshold turned off) the callback is triggered with the fixed period.

The default value is (0, false, 'x', 0, 0).

The following constants are available for this function:

  • ThresholdOptionOff = 'x'
  • ThresholdOptionOutside = 'o'
  • ThresholdOptionInside = 'i'
  • ThresholdOptionSmaller = '<'
  • ThresholdOptionGreater = '>'
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetCurrentCallbackConfiguration()(period uint32, valueHasToChange bool, option ThresholdOption, min int32, max int32, err error)

Returns the callback configuration as set by (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetCurrentCallbackConfiguration.

The following constants are available for this function:

  • ThresholdOptionOff = 'x'
  • ThresholdOptionOutside = 'o'
  • ThresholdOptionInside = 'i'
  • ThresholdOptionSmaller = '<'
  • ThresholdOptionGreater = '>'
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)SetVoltageCallbackConfiguration(period uint32, valueHasToChange bool, option ThresholdOption, min int32, max int32)(err error)

The period in ms is the period with which the (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) RegisterVoltageCallback callback is triggered periodically. A value of 0 turns the callback off.

If the value has to change-parameter is set to true, the callback is only triggered after the value has changed. If the value didn't change within the period, the callback is triggered immediately on change.

If it is set to false, the callback is continuously triggered with the period, independent of the value.

It is furthermore possible to constrain the callback with thresholds.

The option-parameter together with min/max sets a threshold for the (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) RegisterVoltageCallback callback.

The following options are possible:

Option Description
'x' Threshold is turned off
'o' Threshold is triggered when the value is outside the min and max values
'i' Threshold is triggered when the value is inside or equal to the min and max values
'<' Threshold is triggered when the value is smaller than the min value (max is ignored)
'>' Threshold is triggered when the value is greater than the min value (max is ignored)

If the option is set to 'x' (threshold turned off) the callback is triggered with the fixed period.

The default value is (0, false, 'x', 0, 0).

The following constants are available for this function:

  • ThresholdOptionOff = 'x'
  • ThresholdOptionOutside = 'o'
  • ThresholdOptionInside = 'i'
  • ThresholdOptionSmaller = '<'
  • ThresholdOptionGreater = '>'
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetVoltageCallbackConfiguration()(period uint32, valueHasToChange bool, option ThresholdOption, min int32, max int32, err error)

Returns the callback configuration as set by (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetVoltageCallbackConfiguration.

The following constants are available for this function:

  • ThresholdOptionOff = 'x'
  • ThresholdOptionOutside = 'o'
  • ThresholdOptionInside = 'i'
  • ThresholdOptionSmaller = '<'
  • ThresholdOptionGreater = '>'
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)SetPowerCallbackConfiguration(period uint32, valueHasToChange bool, option ThresholdOption, min int32, max int32)(err error)

The period in ms is the period with which the (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) RegisterPowerCallback callback is triggered periodically. A value of 0 turns the callback off.

If the value has to change-parameter is set to true, the callback is only triggered after the value has changed. If the value didn't change within the period, the callback is triggered immediately on change.

If it is set to false, the callback is continuously triggered with the period, independent of the value.

It is furthermore possible to constrain the callback with thresholds.

The option-parameter together with min/max sets a threshold for the (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) RegisterPowerCallback callback.

The following options are possible:

Option Description
'x' Threshold is turned off
'o' Threshold is triggered when the value is outside the min and max values
'i' Threshold is triggered when the value is inside or equal to the min and max values
'<' Threshold is triggered when the value is smaller than the min value (max is ignored)
'>' Threshold is triggered when the value is greater than the min value (max is ignored)

If the option is set to 'x' (threshold turned off) the callback is triggered with the fixed period.

The default value is (0, false, 'x', 0, 0).

The following constants are available for this function:

  • ThresholdOptionOff = 'x'
  • ThresholdOptionOutside = 'o'
  • ThresholdOptionInside = 'i'
  • ThresholdOptionSmaller = '<'
  • ThresholdOptionGreater = '>'
func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)GetPowerCallbackConfiguration()(period uint32, valueHasToChange bool, option ThresholdOption, min int32, max int32, err error)

Returns the callback configuration as set by (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetPowerCallbackConfiguration.

The following constants are available for this function:

  • ThresholdOptionOff = 'x'
  • ThresholdOptionOutside = 'o'
  • ThresholdOptionInside = 'i'
  • ThresholdOptionSmaller = '<'
  • ThresholdOptionGreater = '>'

Callbacks

Callbacks can be registered to receive time critical or recurring data from the device. The registration is done with the corresponding Register*Callback function, which returns a unique callback ID. This ID can be used to deregister the callback later.

Note

Using callbacks for recurring events is always preferred compared to using getters. It will use less USB bandwidth and the latency will be a lot better, since there is no round trip time.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)RegisterCurrentCallback(func(current int32))(callbackID uint64)

A callback can be registered for this event with the RegisterCurrentCallback() function. This function returns the ID of the registered callback. An added callback can be removed with the DeregisterCurrentCallback(callbackID uint64) function.

This callback is triggered periodically according to the configuration set by (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetCurrentCallbackConfiguration.

The callback parameter is the same as (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) GetCurrent.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)RegisterVoltageCallback(func(voltage int32))(callbackID uint64)

A callback can be registered for this event with the RegisterVoltageCallback() function. This function returns the ID of the registered callback. An added callback can be removed with the DeregisterVoltageCallback(callbackID uint64) function.

This callback is triggered periodically according to the configuration set by (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetVoltageCallbackConfiguration.

The callback parameter is the same as (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) GetVoltage.

func (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet)RegisterPowerCallback(func(power int32))(callbackID uint64)

A callback can be registered for this event with the RegisterPowerCallback() function. This function returns the ID of the registered callback. An added callback can be removed with the DeregisterPowerCallback(callbackID uint64) function.

This callback is triggered periodically according to the configuration set by (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) SetPowerCallbackConfiguration.

The callback parameter is the same as (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) GetPower.

Constants

voltage_current_v2_bricklet.DeviceIdentifier

This constant is used to identify a Voltage/Current Bricklet 2.0.

The (*VoltageCurrentV2Bricklet) GetIdentity function and the (*IPConnection) RegisterEnumerateCallback callback of the IP Connection have a deviceIdentifier parameter to specify the Brick's or Bricklet's type.

voltage_current_v2_bricklet.DeviceDisplayName

This constant represents the human readable name of a Voltage/Current Bricklet 2.0.