A simple oscilloscope using the Longan-Nano

The Longan-Nano comes with a nice little display that opens up lots of possibilities. One of these is an oscilloscope. The GD32VF103 on the board has a pair of fast ADC’c that supposedly work up to 1MHz. The approach I took didn’t quite achieve this so I had to settle for 500kHz instead – good enough for a demo.
The code makes use of Timer 2 to pace (trigger) ADC conversions on two channels (one on each ADC) which are labelled A0 and A3 on the ‘nano.
The picture above shows the display when two inputs are used: A steady DC value from a potentiometer and a sine-wave generated by a blue-pill board doing some fast PWM (See this post).
The picture of the display is showing “ghosting” because of the slow shutter speed of the camera.
Two buttons are fitted to the board to allow the user increase and decrease the sample rate which stretches and compresses the waveform on the screen.
This is not meant to be an actually useful instrument – it’s just a learning exercise for this device.
Code is over on github.

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