App Note: Various solutions for calculating a pulse and duty cycle

in app notes by DP | 0 comments

MCPapp

Here’s an app note from Microchip describing various methods for measuring pulse in periodic and non-periodic waveforms. Calculating duty cycle in periodic waveforms is also described.

Many times it is desirable to quantify the pulse  width of a periodic signal, such as that of a servo motor or duty cycle of a pulse-width modulated signal. There are other instances where a pulse that is non-periodic needs to be measured, such as those commonly found in a Capacitive Discharge ignition circuit. This application note describes six different strategies to measure a pulse of both periodic and non-periodic waveforms as well as six methods for calculating a duty cycle of a periodic waveform using an 8-bit PIC device.

This entry was posted in app notes and tagged , .

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.