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Setting Frequency on Digital Output

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:02 am
by twhite84
How do I set the frequency on a GPIO output channel? I tried setting GPIO1 to Freq1 in the drop down and setting it to output, but there doesn't seem to be a switch for setting it's output frequency in a value through the scripting window. Basically I'm trying to change the frequency of the output based on an if statement. Below is a sample of what I'm trying to do.


function onTick()
local rpm = getTimerRpm(0)
local speed = getGpsSpeed()

if rpm == 0 then


Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:32 pm
by stieg
Hi twhite84,

The GPIO ports are not designed for PWM style signal output. Rather you would want to use one of the four pulse/analog output channels for this task. You can find a diagram of the RCP pin outs by looking at the RCP pin-out diagram (1st link below). Then using the methods described in the LUA PWM / Analog Output functions (2nd link below) you will be able to control the frequency of those pins. Hope that helps.

RCP pin out diagram: ... _sheet.jpg
PWM / Analog Output functions: ... _functions