Toggling between Timer and Capture Functionality

Discussion created by lpcware Employee on Jun 15, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2016 by lpcware
Content originally posted in LPCWare by sns22 on Thu Jan 07 08:56:17 MST 2016
Hi all,

I am working with LPC 2468 in an embeddedartists board.

In my design I am interfacing to 8 PWM capture based sensors(PT100 using UTI and Max sensor).
To achieve it I used the 2 PWM captures and 6 timer (T1 T2 T3 CAP 0&1) captures.  (all are hard wired )

But now I face a design complexity where I have no free timers to be used for adding delay in the main code. T0 is being used for Ethernet uip code.

I had an idea to toggle between timer and capture functionality in software. All the capture signals are hardwired on the board. But this is not working. When I turn on the timer functionality and turn it off later it messes up with the counter in the sensor.

Is there a way to do it where one can switch in software between timer and capture functionality. My sensor capture code does not use the timer from the same line.

For eg:: My idea was to use Timer 1 while using cap functionality of Timer 2 and to use Timer 2 while using the capture functionality of Timer 1.

I set PCONP_bit.PCTIM1 ,2,3 = 0 at the end of the capture code. I  also reset the PINSEL = 0  after the capture code is finished.

Am I missing something here??