500 microsecond real-time cycle period RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    I have been reading real time timers  and RTOS capabilities. If we need a soft real time cycle time of 500 microseconds we first need a timer that provides us a tick on every 500 microseconds with a resolution. 

    I tried multimedia timer and obtained 1 milisecond resolution. But it doesn't satisfy the need.

    Now it seems that it is only possible to achieve this task with a hardware timer. 

    I use a PC-104 and an embedded standard windows 7.

    Now the question is, is it possible to do this task with a software timer with a low CPU usage?

    Thursday, January 2, 2014 10:47 AM

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