[riot-devel] Implementation of the hardware timers / case of MSP430

Kaspar Schleiser kaspar at schleiser.de
Wed Aug 21 15:15:33 CEST 2013


Hi,

On 08/21/2013 02:29 PM, ROUSSEL Kévin wrote:
>> there should be usually enough timers left.
>
> That's nice; however, I feel that only 3 or 4 available hwtimer
> instances (as is the case for most platforms if I understand correctly)
> may cause a problem if some "timer-hungry" modules (like some MAC
> protocols I plan to implement) are used together with applications that
> also need precise timing; doubling that number of available hwtimers may
> prove useful...
It would be interesting to know how precise exactly you need your timing 
and whether that goal could be reached using some kind timer 
abstraction. (vtimer, I'm looking at you!)

Cheers,
Kaspar



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