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MC9S12XEP100 Cycle counter

Question asked by Seppo Pietarinen on Mar 18, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2010 by Seppo Pietarinen

Hello,

 

I'd like to implement a ten-millisecond counter on my MCU so that the cycle count representing ten milliseconds could be arbitrary. I need this to account for inaccuracies in the internal clock frequency.

 

For example my bus frequency is 36.864.000Hz and each 10ms period would be represented by 368.640 cycles. I get a reference time from a GPS module and I'd like to change this cycle count accordingly.

 

My problem is I don't know how to build a timer mechanism that would fire every n cycles, where n can be over 65536. I've tried to use PIT but it needs the timeout to be n * m cycles so a cycle count that is e.g. a prime number cannot be used and the resolution in general would be the minimum of n and m.

 

Using ECT this could be achieved by dynamically adjusting the compare register with the modulus of the desired cycle count but it seems inaccurate and inelegant.

 

Kind regards,

Seppo

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