[ECOS] ARM7 ADC drivers - any progress?

Steven Clugston steven.clugston@newcastle.ac.uk
Tue Sep 1 10:40:00 GMT 2009

>> I'm slightly confused by a couple of things, perhaps someone who is
>> familiar with the AT91 hal code might be able to clearup.

> The HAL can get its tick from two different sources. Some devices, ag
> the AT91SAM, have a PIT, programmable Interrupt Timer. All AT91 have
> TC, Timer Counter. There is a CDL option to control which is used.

>    Andrew

Thanks for pointing this out Andrew, but as the Timer Counter is enabled by default, I was trying to clear up which TC should be used for what (by AT91 hal convention).
There is a comment somewhere in the code stating that TC2 should be reserved for ADC/DAC use and Robert has used it with his ADC code, yet it appears to be in use by the system timer when the PIT CDL option has not been explicitly set.

Is it fair to say that the PIT is conventionally used for the system timer when available and hence it is OK to use TC2 as a default for an AT91(SAM) ADC driver?

If so then would it be reasonable to have a cdl entry for the ADC driver like:


Or is that constraint too restrictive for an AT91 platform wide ADC driver as not all variants have a PIT?


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