Timer reset on compare match ??

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Hi All,

I'm sitting here with a H8S/2633F cpu and I'm setting up a 16 bit TPU
for reset on compare match A (TGRA). The question is: When exactly
will the timer reset ? ON compare match, or the clock pulse after ??

I.e. if I set TGRA to 0x1234, what will the timer range be?
A) 0x0000 - 0x1234 meaning that a loop will contain 0x1235 clock
B) 0x0000 - 0x1233 -> loop contains 0x1234 clock pulses

I have not seen any clear description to this in the cpu manual.


Re: Timer reset on compare match ??
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If the counter is reset to zero before counting 0 - 1234 is 1234 pulses
to reach 1234... However see later.

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See later

In Rev 4.0 of the PDF that I have the section you need is 11.6 Operation
Timing, with particular reference to

        Figure 11-36 Output Compare Output Timing
        Figure 11-38 Counter Clear Timing (Compare Match)

The COUNTER INPUT clock cycle AFTER the count has stabilised is the time
when the compare is done (to allow for full system clock input), and the
clear is done HALF a clock cycle later (of SYSTEM CLOCK).

So in answer to your question the count interval depends on auto-clearing
for periodic or single shot operation. To achieve 0x1234 counts is as
follows ASSUMING counter starts at zero:-

        Mode      Compare Value   Counts
        Single    0x1234          0x1234
        Periodic  0x1233          0x1233 (first period)
                                  0x1234 (thereafter)

The difference on the periodic is that for subsequent repeats one counter
input clock cycle is to count to zero.

If you need the counter to be periodic and even the first output period
needs to be exactly the same as all the ones after, preload the counter
with 0xFFFF. In most cases that I have used H8/H8S timers the first period
being one pulse less has not been an issue to me.

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