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Mar 12, 2018, 01:57 pm Last Edit: Mar 12, 2018, 02:02 pm by alka
And what range of pulse widths does it expect?

Is it the normal servo range of 1000 to 2000 microsecs?

That was in my first answer although i was a bit off.. To allow for a higher refresh rate the firmware uses a lower max pulse duration.

from the tgy.asm file

.equ   STOP_RC_PULS   = 1060   
.equ   FULL_RC_PULS   = 1860

So the analogWrite(127) to analogWrite(240) is about the same pulse widths. ( on a 500hz output pin).


Mar 12, 2018, 06:22 pm Last Edit: Mar 12, 2018, 06:27 pm by Robin2
My maths (which is often faulty) tells me that at 500Hz a cycle takes 2000 µsecs. As analogWrite() takes values from 0 to 255 the granularity will be about 7.84µsecs. That suggests that 135 gives 1060 and 240 gives 1881.

However the control would be very coarse - just 240 - 135 = 105 steps between min and max. Doesn't that negate the purpose of the high refresh rate? Using Servo.writeMicroseconds() you would have 821 steps over the full range.

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I think your maths look spot on :) ( I just guessed at my numbers)

Yes it granularity is horrible. But hey.. the thread title was "servo library alternative".

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