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Intel Programmable Interval Timer

The timer has three counters, numbered 0 to 2. Retrieved 21 August In this mode, the device acts as a timed counter, which is commonly used to generate a real-time clock interrupt.

There are 6 modes in total; for modes 2 and 3, the D3 bit is ignored, so the missing modes 6 and 7 are aliases for modes 2 and himer. In this mode can be used as a Monostable multivibrator.

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The following cycle, the count is reloaded, OUT goes high again, and the whole process repeats itself. This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat The D3, D2, and D1 bits of the control word set the operating mode of the timer.

If Intervla goes low, counting is suspended, and resumes when it goes high again. However, in free-running counter applications such as in the x86 PC, it is necessary to first write a latch command for the desired channel to the control register, so that both bytes read will belong to one and the same value. GATE input is used as trigger input. Most values set the parameters for one of the three counters:.

To initialize the counters, the microprocessor must write a control word CW in this register.


OUT will go low on the Clock pulse following a trigger to begin the one-shot pulse, and will remain low until the Counter reaches zero. This prevents any serious alternative uses of the timer’s second counter on many x86 systems.

D0 D7 is the MSB.

The counter will then generate a low pulse tmier 1 clock cycle a strobe — after that the output will become high again. Retrieved from ” https: The is implemented in HMOS and has a “Read Back” command not available on theand permits reading and writing of the same counter to be interleaved.

This mode is similar to mode 2. According to a Microsoft document, “because reads from and writes to this hardware [] require communication through an IO port, programming it takes several cycles, which is prohibitively expensive for the OS.

The fastest possible interrupt frequency is a little over a half of a megahertz. Bits 5 through 0 are the same as the last bits written to the control register. The counter then resets to its initial value and begins to count down again.

Mode 0 is used for the generation of accurate time delay under software control. Timer Channel 2 is assigned to the PC speaker. Introduction to Programmable Interval Timer”. Use dmy dates from July In this mode, the counter will start counting from the initial COUNT value loaded into it, down to 0. The three counters are bit down counters independent of programmzble other, and can be easily read by the CPU.

Counting rate is equal to the input clock frequency. The Intel and are Programmable Interval Timers PITswhich perform timing and counting functions using three bit counters. Thedescribed as a superset of the with higher clock speed ratings, has a “preliminary” data sheet in the Intel “Component Data Catalog”. The Gate signal should remain active high probrammable normal counting. Modern PC compatibles, either when using System on a Chip CPUs or discrete chipsets typically implement full compatibility for backward compatibility and interoperability.


The control word register contains 8 bits, labeled D Bit 7 allows software to monitor the current state of the OUT pin.

OUT will be initially high. After writing the Control Word and initial count, the Counter is armed. The one-shot pulse can be repeated without rewriting the same count into the counter.

On PCs the address for timer0 chip is at port 40h. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The time between the high pulses depends on the preset count in the counter’s register, and is calculated using the following formula:. The counting process will start after the PIT has received these messages, and, in some cases, if it detects the rising edge from the GATE input signal.

However, the duration of the high and low clock pulses of the output will be progrxmmable from mode 2. Reprogramming typically happens during video mode changes, when the prohrammable BIOS may be executed, and during system management mode and power saving state changes, when the system BIOS may be executed.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Because of this, the aperiodic functionality is not used in practice. The slowest possible frequency, which is also the one normally used by computers running MS-DOS or compatible operating systems, is about