Monthly Archives: August 2011

Introduction to pwm [part 7]

Goodnight, seems like I still took a long time to finish this tutorial, but now I’m officially in vacations so I think I have more spare time to write the tutorials faster.

Lets start, this one will be about PWM generation using the hardware timers.
PWM stands for Pulse Width Modulation, what all this fancy words mean is that using a timer (or by software but that is not aborded in this tutorial) we control the time that our signal is HIGH and LOW, by doing this the average energy that is supplied to our target device can be controlled and this HIGH and LOW time is called duty cycle. Continue reading