Link Search Menu Expand Document


TC compare mode

This example application shows how to use the TC module in compare mode to generate an active low, active high, and toggle output on compare match.


Three TC channels are configured in compare mode. Each channel generates different output waveform depending upon configured action on compare match and period match.

Active high output: Output is set low on compare A match and is set high on compare C match.

Downloading and building the application

To clone or download this application from Github, go to the main page of this repository and then click Clone button to clone this repository or download as zip file. This content can also be downloaded using content manager by following these instructions.

Path of the application within the repository is apps/tc/tc_compare_mode/firmware .

To build the application, refer to the following table and open the project using its IDE.

Project Name Description
sam_9x60_curiosity.X MPLABX project for SAM9X60 Curiosity Development Board

Setting up AT91Bootstrap loader

To load the application binary onto the target device, we need to use at91bootstrap loader. Refer to the at91bootstrap loader documentation for details on how to configure, build and run bootstrap loader project and use it to bootstrap the application binaries.

Setting up the hardware

The following table shows the target hardware for the application projects.

Project Name Board
sam_9x60_curiosity.X SAM9X60 Curiosity Development Board

Setting up SAM9X60 Curiosity Development Board

  • Connect a programming cable from JTAG connector J12 on board to programmer(J-32 Debugger).
  • Connect programmer(J-32 Debugger) to computer using a micro USB cable.
  • Connect the USB port J1 on board to the computer using a micro USB cable (to power the board).

Running the Application

  1. Build and program the application using its IDE
  2. Connect Pin 19(PA22) of J9 connector to oscilloscope and observe an active high output with 100 Hz frequency and 75% duty cycle

Copyright © 2020 Microchip Technology.