I would like to create my own UI to control the AD5933 Eval -Board, for many reasons ( I need to display the data differently, and I need the functions to be clearer etc..)
I started by what I know, and tried to control the AD5933 chip (not the eval board) directly via an arduino. I wrote an arduino program and a visual basic program to serve as a UI.
The UI part worked fine. However, I couldn't make out if the circuitry that is lacking ( all the additional circuitry in the eval board ) is damaging the results.
So from lack of knowing I decided to use the eval board itself, and just try to interface with mcu on board.
I'm having difficulty in doing so, since I never worked with any controller which is not arduino, and I'm not sure where to start regarding the VB software. I browsed online for solution and got lots of different source codes for the VB to control the eval board, but they are all un clear and full of files that Im not familiar with.
I would really appreciate it if you could give me some guidance as to what is the simplest way to implement what I'd like to achieve. Should I go back to just using the chip and arduino and add circuitry?
Is there a simple API with clear guidance to control the eval board?