AN3729: This application note deals with the correct usage of FlexTimer, a new NXP timer module, in ACIM/PMSM motor control applications. Motor control applications place specific demands on timer modules with regard to signal consistency, the safety of complementary signal generation, and the handling of application fault conditions.
There are embedded applications that require several modules to work together in specific order and with precise timing. If timing requirements are too strict for software to be able to fulfill them, then hardware synchronization is needed to ensure the correct execution of an application. This application note describes the hardware synchronization and trigger capability of the FlexTimer module (FTM) for applications that benefit from the use of that module, for better or more precise operation.
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