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Why does FTM_UpdatePwmDutycycle work but directly setting FTM2_C1V do nothing?

Question asked by pcpro178 on Sep 17, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 18, 2018 by Robin_Shen

I'm developing an application wherein we need finer granularity on the PWM output than a strict duty cycle (0-100) will give us.  I've run into a snag wherein directly setting the FTM2_C1V register seems to do nothing.  Calling `FTM_UpdatePwmDutycycle` followed by `FTM_SetSoftwareTrigger` works fine.  When I inspect these functions it appears that all `FTM_UpdatePwmDutycycle` basically does is set the value of FTMx_CnV, and `FTM_SetSoftwareTrigger` sets SYNC.  If I directly set FTM2_C1V in my code and then make the same call `FTM_SetSoftwareTrigger` nothing happens.  Why?  What do I need to do to get this working? 



FTM_UpdatePwmDutycycle(FTM2, (ftm_chnl_t)1, kFTM_EdgeAlignedPwm, dutyCycle);
FTM_SetSoftwareTrigger(FTM2, true);


Does not work:

FTM2->CONTROLS[1].CnV = (uint32_t)cnt;
FTM_SetSoftwareTrigger(FTM2, true);


My FTM initialization follows the example in ftm_pwm_twochannel.c