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Does the Mini (or any Netduino) have user accessible timers?

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#1 Dr Who

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:06 AM

[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"]Hello![/font]

[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"]Currently I have my Mini running a program that makes use of blocks like this one:[/font]

                Thread.Sleep(575);                led7.Write(false);                led6.Write(false);                led5.Write(false);                led4.Write(false);                led3.Write(false);

[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"]Those are used to obviously turn off the connected devices. What I am presently wondering is if the Mini contains any user accessible timers.[/font]


[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"]As I understand things from the bigger processor side, these would be found on an appropriate peripheral output part, and could be set by writing to its assigned port. The user would then get a defined wait-state in milliseconds, and then a response, a triggered function as output. In this case, I am surmising that my use of things in that block is that the function as defined is one, but that the output spreads itself across that grouping. I can embed an appropriate timer part such as the SN74LS294 [/font]Attached File  sn74ls294.pdf   460.41KB   2 downloads[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"] and apply it directly to the PAL chip that's being so driven by both the existing buffer and of course the Mini, but having the presence of a timer onboard the Mini would save me in board real-estate.[/font]


[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"]Incidentally, the function to turn on the connected devices would have the [font="'lucida sans unicode', 'lucida grande', sans-serif;"]false[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"] be replaced by a [font="'lucida sans unicode', 'lucida grande', sans-serif;"]true[/font] instead.[/font] [font="'times new roman', times, serif;"]of course separated by a sleep function of the appropriate time in milliseconds.[/font][/font][/font]

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:19 AM

NETMF contains timers.


You can find some examples and a write up on the subject of NETMF timers here.




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