HI-TECH C Compiler for
0x1000. We don’t have to do
much to generate that square
wave. Flip the mode bit, set the
Ripple Counter runout, and load
the Increment Register:
■ SCREENSHOT 7. Figures don't lie.
NCO1CONbits.N1PFM = 1;
//Change mode to PF
is gated to the Ripple Counter input and the Ripple Counter
begins to count. The NCO output is logically high at this point.
For the NCO to generate a valid pulse in PF mode, the
accumulator overflow must not occur before the Ripple Counter
completes its count sequence. When the Ripple Counter
reaches maximum count, it resets the SR Latch forcing Q
logically low. At this point, the Ripple Counter is reset by the
output and the Ripple Counter count is inhibited. The output
of the NCO will remain logically low until the accumulator
overflows again. To generate that square wave, we will need
the accumulator to overflow every 16 µS. The frequency
associated with 16 µS is 62. 5 kHz. Once again, we must use
our FOVERFLOW formula to solve for Increment Value:
Increment Value = (1,048,576 x (62.5 KHz)) / 16 MHz
The Increment Value computes to 4,096, which is
NCO1CLKbits.N1PWS2 = 1;
NCO1CLKbits.N1PWS1 = 1;
NCO1CLKbits.N1PWS0 = 1;
//Ripple Counter set
//for 128 clock
NCO1INCH = 0x10;
//loaded with 0x1000
NCO1INCL = 0x00;
You can view our square wave in Screenshot 7.
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