8-bit AVR Microcontrollers

Analog Comparator Multiplexed Input

It is possible to select any of the ADC[7:0] pins to replace the negative input to the analog comparator. The ADC multiplexer is used to select this input, and consequently, the ADC must be switched off to utilize this feature. If the Analog Comparator Multiplexer Enable bit in the ADC Control and Status Register B (ADCSRB.ACME) is '1' and the ADC is switched off (ADCSRA.ADEN=0), the three least significant analog channel selection bits in the ADC Multiplexer Selection register (ADMUX.MUX[2:0]) select the input pin to replace the negative input to the analog comparator, as shown in the table below. When ADCSRB.ACME=0 or ADCSRA.ADEN=1, AIN1 is applied to the negative input of the analog comparator.

Table 1. Analog Comparator Multiplexed Input
ACME ADEN MUX[2:0] Analog Comparator Negative Input
0 x xxx AIN1
1 1 xxx AIN1
1 0 000 ADC0
1 0 001 ADC1
1 0 010 ADC2
1 0 011 ADC3
1 0 100 ADC4
1 0 101 ADC5
1 0 110 ADC6
1 0 111 ADC7