hardware triggerable one-shot with 80c167


the very old timer intel 8253 and 8254 could be used in mode 1 as a hardware triggerable one-shot with programmable pulse length.

Now I am using the infineon 80c167 and need a one-shot with programmable pulse length and hardware triggering too. There are a lot of counters T1 to T8 and there is the Capture/Compare unit too, but I found nothing about one-shots in the user's manual. Some timers could be gated with external signals, but only with gate levels and not with gate edges (rising or falling)

Any idea how to do this?

I need a programmable pulse length of about 10 to 100 microseconds and the delay between hardware trigger and the leading edge of the pulse should be less than about 2 microseconds.

Thanks a lot and bye

Reply to
Uwe Hercksen
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Many ways I guess.

This is a bit rusty to me now, but if I remember correctly, you might want to consider these ideas :

Idea 1 :

- Set one of the CAPCOM timers to clock from an external source.

- Connect a compare register to this clock, with a compare value of 1

- Set the timer to zero, waiting to count to 1 when the trigger event occurs

- The trigger event will immediately increment the count to 1 and set the output

- In the ISR triggered by the compare event, set a new compare event to the required time and set the timer to free run.

- When the new value is hit, the pulse will ne terminated and the ISR entered again.

- In the ISR, reset the registers to be waiting for a new trigger

It'd take a bit more thought if you needed the pulse to be re-triggerable.

It should be real easy to meet your timings with the above scheme - but be careful about fitting the interrupts into your priority scheme.

Idea 2 : Another way would be to set the trigger to compare mode, and PEC a timer run value to a CAPCOM timer control register. You could then set a double compare event to generate your output edges on a pin, use the interrupt on the second compare event to run an ISR that disables and resets the timer.

This is maybe a better way.

There are certainly better ways to do this.

Reply to
Gary Pace

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