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Fastest way to read Analog signal from AIO and store on Revpi

03 Nov 2021, 11:56

Hello, I have one Analog signal that I need to read and store as fast as possible. I am using Core 3+ and AIO. I also need to store the reading locally on revpi for a short period ideally in database. I have the Analog signal reading ok using Revpi node in node-red but it doesn't appear to be capturing the signal quickly enough. If for example I put on a 4-20ma source incrementing by 1ma every 0.1sec I only appear to capture every 3rd or 4th reading. Ideally I would like to capture every 20ms. Is there anything in node that I can do to improve this or should I try find a solution in Python or some other way. Thank you.
 
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Re: Fastest way to read Analog signal from AIO and store on Revpi

03 Nov 2021, 14:38

Hi palmerpi,

I would recommend a simple Python application using the revpimodio2 library. For storage you can use a in memory database or nearly any other database which runs on Linux.

A simple application with gathers information from two analog inputs every 20 milliseconds and prints the timestamp in milliseconds with the two value could look like this:
#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# vim: ts=4:sw=4:et

import time
import revpimodio2

def loop(cycletools):
    timestamp_milliseconds = int(round(time.time() * 1000))

    analog_value1 = rpi.io.InputValue_1.value
    analog_value2 = rpi.io.InputValue_2.value

    print(timestamp_milliseconds, analog_value1, analog_value2)

# create new instance of revpimodio2 in readonly (monitoring) mode
rpi = revpimodio2.RevPiModIO(autorefresh=True, monitoring=True)

# catch SIGINT and handle proper release of all IOs
rpi.handlesignalend()

# start cycle loop, cycle time in milliseconds
rpi.cycleloop(loop, cycletime=20)

 
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Re: Fastest way to read Analog signal from AIO and store on Revpi

03 Nov 2021, 16:12

Brilliant. Thank you, thats just what I needed. I was making my python too complicated. This will work great.

Alan



quote=nicolaiB post_id=11251 time=1635946702 user_id=724]
Hi palmerpi,

I would recommend a simple Python application using the revpimodio2 library. For storage you can use a in memory database or nearly any other database which runs on Linux.

A simple application with gathers information from two analog inputs every 20 milliseconds and prints the timestamp in milliseconds with the two value could look like this:
#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# vim: ts=4:sw=4:et

import time
import revpimodio2

def loop(cycletools):
    timestamp_milliseconds = int(round(time.time() * 1000))

    analog_value1 = rpi.io.InputValue_1.value
    analog_value2 = rpi.io.InputValue_2.value

    print(timestamp_milliseconds, analog_value1, analog_value2)

# create new instance of revpimodio2 in readonly (monitoring) mode
rpi = revpimodio2.RevPiModIO(autorefresh=True, monitoring=True)

# catch SIGINT and handle proper release of all IOs
rpi.handlesignalend()

# start cycle loop, cycle time in milliseconds
rpi.cycleloop(loop, cycletime=20)

[/quote]
 
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Re: Fastest way to read Analog signal from AIO and store on Revpi

05 Nov 2021, 11:49

Do you know if I can speed the time the actual analog refreshes? I'm not capturing the constantly changing reading on input 1.

Im using your script above with one input as an example and while the loop reads at 20ms the reading from the analog doesn't update at this rate.

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Hi palmerpi,

I would recommend a simple Python application using the revpimodio2 library. For storage you can use a in memory database or nearly any other database which runs on Linux.

A simple application with gathers information from two analog inputs every 20 milliseconds and prints the timestamp in milliseconds with the two value could look like this:
#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# vim: ts=4:sw=4:et

import time
import revpimodio2

def loop(cycletools):
    timestamp_milliseconds = int(round(time.time() * 1000))

    analog_value1 = rpi.io.InputValue_1.value
    analog_value2 = rpi.io.InputValue_2.value

    print(timestamp_milliseconds, analog_value1, analog_value2)

# create new instance of revpimodio2 in readonly (monitoring) mode
rpi = revpimodio2.RevPiModIO(autorefresh=True, monitoring=True)

# catch SIGINT and handle proper release of all IOs
rpi.handlesignalend()

# start cycle loop, cycle time in milliseconds
rpi.cycleloop(loop, cycletime=20)

 
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palmerpi
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Re: Fastest way to read Analog signal from AIO and store on Revpi

05 Nov 2021, 12:10

Answered my own question. In PICTORY there is a setting for ADC_DATARATE. Changed to 160 Hz and that did the trick.
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Do you know if I can speed the time the actual analog refreshes? I'm not capturing the constantly changing reading on input 1.

Im using your script above with one input as an example and while the loop reads at 20ms the reading from the analog doesn't update at this rate.

e.g Time Milliamps
1636109023743 15934
1636109023764 15934
1636109023783 15934
1636109023803 15934
1636109023822 13795
1636109023843 13795
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1636109024574 13795
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1636109024614 13795
1636109024634 11659
1636109024654 11659
1636109024674 11659
1636109024693 11659
1636109024713 11659




Hi palmerpi,

I would recommend a simple Python application using the revpimodio2 library. For storage you can use a in memory database or nearly any other database which runs on Linux.

A simple application with gathers information from two analog inputs every 20 milliseconds and prints the timestamp in milliseconds with the two value could look like this:
#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# vim: ts=4:sw=4:et

import time
import revpimodio2

def loop(cycletools):
    timestamp_milliseconds = int(round(time.time() * 1000))

    analog_value1 = rpi.io.InputValue_1.value
    analog_value2 = rpi.io.InputValue_2.value

    print(timestamp_milliseconds, analog_value1, analog_value2)

# create new instance of revpimodio2 in readonly (monitoring) mode
rpi = revpimodio2.RevPiModIO(autorefresh=True, monitoring=True)

# catch SIGINT and handle proper release of all IOs
rpi.handlesignalend()

# start cycle loop, cycle time in milliseconds
rpi.cycleloop(loop, cycletime=20)

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