6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2015 2:10 PM by DaKn_263916

    Frequency measurement  using PSoC1

       Can someone tell how do I measure frequency of a incoming sine wave using PSoC 1. I'm following the given procedure given by Dana.


      At the most basic level you need a gate of known width in time, 


      and a counter that starts counting when gate is active (high), 
      from a known value (255 8 bit,  65535 16 bit), and stops counting
      when gate goes low. You read the value of the counter, subtract 
      it from start value, and divide by gate period in seconds.


      16 bit example, .1 sec gate period, f = (65535 – count value) / .1


      To setup Gate


      1) Timer, setup for .1 or 1 sec (resolution would be 10 Hz or 1 Hz
      respectively). You set up period to be 2X desired gate period, and
      compare value 1/2 period, so that high time of compare output =
      gate period, low time = gate period.


      2) Route timer compare out to counter enable.


      To setup counter


      1) Route pin, Fin, to counter clock


      2) Route timer compare out to counter enable




      1) Load counter with its max allowed value, 255 for 8 bit, 65535 for
      16 bit


      2) Start counter


      3) Enable timer ISR, on terminal count, that means gate is low, counter
      not enabled to count


      3) Start timer


      When ISR occurs set a flag and return


      1) If flag true read counter (gate is low so it is not enabling counter)
      and compute frequency. Reload counter with its max value.


      There are other optimizations that can be done, for example stop and reset
      timer when ISR occurs so that gate low period is minimized, and measurement
      frequency is increased.


      If the frequencies you are measuring are very low, like less than 1 Hz,
      use reciprocal counter technique.






      But I'm unable to comprehend that how do I write the ISR on terminal count.


      Any help would be appreciated