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analogRead() Arduino boards contain a multichannel, 10-bit analog to digital converter. This means that it will map input voltages between 0 and the operating voltage(5V or 3.3V) into integer values between 0 and 1023.

Digital input signals are used to represent items that only have two (2) states, such as… So, a digital signal is something like telling if a door is open or not. Analog signals are variable, they have multiple states. Analog input signals can represent such items as temperature or level or rate of flow.

The Analog Input Module (AIN) is a key subsystem in the PLC. AINs come in many variations to condition real world physical parameters, such as, Temperature, Pressure, Force, or Strain. Typically, these AIN inputs are command signals in both voltage (e.g. ±10V) and current form (e.g. 4-20mA).

## How to convert an external signal to an analog signal?

For example, with an external signal of 0 to 2.5 V, if the input range of an analog input device is 0 to 10 V, amplifying the external signal (the signal being input) by a factor of 4 and then converting the resulting 0 to 10 V signal rather than converting it as is will allow for conversion with higher precision.

If the enable state is set to LOW, the corresponding analog input (A0…A7) is connected with the analog output (A) The following table shows the input states of the CD74HC4051 and the corresponding analog output channel. If Enable (E) is HIGH the multiplexer is disabled independent of the select line signals.

## How to increase the number of analog inputs with an analog?

The 35 pages Microcontroller Datasheet Playbook contains the most useful information of 14 Arduino, ESP8266 and ESP32 microcontroller boards. Before we start with the practical example, let us quickly summarize the data sheet of the CD74HC4051.

## What are the functions of an analog I / O device?

Analog output device (D/A conversion) This device converts the digital data from a computer to an analog signal before outputting that signal to an external device. Analog I/O device (A/D, D/A conversion) Analog I/O devices are devices with both an A/D conversion function and a D/A conversion function.