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#include <Arduino.h>
Digital Pot Control
This example controls an Analog Devices AD5206 digital potentiometer.
The AD5206 has 6 potentiometer channels. Each channel's pins are labeled
A - connect this to voltage
W - this is the pot's wiper, which changes when you set it
B - connect this to ground.
The AD5206 is SPI-compatible,and to command it, you send two bytes,
one with the channel number (0 - 5) and one with the resistance value for the
channel (0 - 255).
The circuit:
* All A pins of AD5206 connected to +5V
* All B pins of AD5206 connected to ground
* An LED and a 220-ohm resisor in series connected from each W pin to ground
* CS - to digital pin 10 (SS pin)
* SDI - to digital pin 11 (MOSI pin)
* CLK - to digital pin 13 (SCK pin)
created 10 Aug 2010
by Tom Igoe
Thanks to Heather Dewey-Hagborg for the original tutorial, 2005
// inslude the SPI library:
#include <SPI.h>
// set pin 10 as the slave select for the digital pot:
const int slaveSelectPin = 10;
void setup();
void loop();
void digitalPotWrite(int address, int value);
void setup() {
// set the slaveSelectPin as an output:
pinMode(slaveSelectPin, OUTPUT);
// initialize SPI:
void loop() {
// go through the six channels of the digital pot:
for (int channel = 0; channel < 6; channel++) {
// change the resistance on this channel from min to max:
for (int level = 0; level < 255; level++) {
digitalPotWrite(channel, level);
// wait a second at the top:
// change the resistance on this channel from max to min:
for (int level = 0; level < 255; level++) {
digitalPotWrite(channel, 255 - level);
void digitalPotWrite(int address, int value) {
// take the SS pin low to select the chip:
digitalWrite(slaveSelectPin, LOW);
// send in the address and value via SPI:
// take the SS pin high to de-select the chip:
digitalWrite(slaveSelectPin, HIGH);