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AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor™ IC by AMS Arduino library
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AS3935-Arduino-Library

AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor™ IC by AMS Arduino library

Link to manufacturer site:

    http://www.ams.com/eng/Products/RF-Products/Lightning-Sensor/AS3935

Link to my blog:

    http://www.rrkb.lv/musings

To use is chip/board, you will definitely need to read it's datasheet, so I am not going to dwell into details of tuning and using this small gem.

Tested with Arduino 1.0.1 on Arduino Mega 2560 and mpide-0023-20120903-newlib on chipKIT Max32.

Connections between breakout by TAUTIC LLC and chipKIT Max32 or Arduino Mega 2560 for example code to work:

breakout pin    arduino pin

VDD             3.3V - Max32, 5V - Mega 2560
GND             GND
MOSI            51
MISO            50
SCLK            52
IRQ             2
SI              GND
CS              53

NB! on Mega 2560 you have to comment out attachInterrupt(1,AS3935Irq,RISING); line and uncomment attachInterrupt(0,AS3935Irq,RISING); line

Short function reference: AS3935(byte (*SPItransfer)(byte),int csPin,int irq);     object constructor, first parameter is pointer to a function that     does SPI transfer, second parameter is pin that has to be used as     chip select and third parameter is interrupt pin

void registerWrite(byte reg, byte mask, byte data)

    write to specified register specified data using specified bitmask,     the rest of the register remains intact

byte registerRead(byte reg, byte mask)

    read specified register using specified bitmask and return value aligned     to lsb, i.e. if value to be read is in a middle of register, function     reads register and then aligns lsb of value to lsb of byte

void reset()

    reset all the registers on chip to default values

bool calibrate()

    perform calibration routine, calibrate receiving antenna tank and then     instruct the chip to calibrate both RCOs present on chip

void powerDown()

    put chip into power down mode

void powerUp()

    bring chip out of power down mode and perform RCO calibration

int interruptSource()

    return interrupt source, bitmask, 0b0001 - noise, 0b0100 - disturber,     0b1000 - lightning

void disableDisturbers()

    disable indication of disturbers

void enableDisturbers()

    enable indication of distrubers

int getMinimumLightnings()

    return number of lightnings that need to be detected in 17 minute period     before interrupt is issued

int setMinimumLightnings(int minlightning)

    set number of lightnings that need to be detected in 17 minute period     before interrupt is issued

int lightningDistanceKm()

    return distance to lightning in kilometers, 1 means storm is overhead,     63 means it is too far to reliably calculate distance

void setIndoors()

    load gain preset to operate indoors

void setOutdoors()

    load gain preset to operate outdoors

int getNoiseFloor()

    return noise floor setting - refer to datasheet for meaning and range

int setNoiseFloor(int noisefloor)

    set noise floor setting

int getSpikeRejection()

    return spike rejection value - refer to datasheet for meaning and range

int setSpikeRejection(int srej)

    set spike rejection value

int getWatchdogThreshold()

    return watchdog threshold value - refer to datasheet for meaning and range

int setWatchdogThreshold(int wdth)

    set watchdog threshold value

void clearStats()

    clear internal accumulated lightning statistics

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