Rapidly advancing technology needs software support (firmware drivers and example code) to simplify the design in process. This paper describes the use of no-OS (no operating system) drivers and platform drivers for building an application firmware with Analog Devices precision analog-to-digital converters and digital-to-analog converters, which offer a high level of performance in terms of speed, power, size, and resolution.

Embedded firmware examples based on no-OS drivers are provided to support precision converters. No-OS drivers are responsible for  device configuration, data capture from the converter, performing the calibration, etc., while firmware examples based on the no-OS  drivers facilitate the transfer of data to a host PC for display, storage, and further processing.