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BeagleBone PWM Diagnostic Tool


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From the Beagleboard google groups.
Github link.
 

while playing with PWM on BeagleBone I created Python script for tests. It can handle 6 PWM channels on 8 pins (no eCap). Hope it'll be useful.


usage: bbpwm [-h] [-f FREQUENCY] [-d DUTY] [--version] [--stop] [-v]
[--no-timer-set]
{1,2,3,4,5,6,60,50}
BeagleBone PWM diagnostic utility.
positional arguments:
{1,2,3,4,5,6,60,50} PWM channel
optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-f FREQUENCY, --frequency FREQUENCY
Frequency [Hz]
-d DUTY, --duty DUTY Duty cycle [%]
--version show program's version number and exit
--stop Stop PWM. To start again PWM specify frequency or/and
duty cycle.
-v, --verbose Display more messages.
--no-timer-set Do not set timer mode for PWM. Use only if kernel
already set the timer.
EXAMPLES:
bbpwm -d 50 -f 10000 1
Sets 10 kHz and 50% duty cycle for channel 1.
bbpwm -v -d 80 4
Sets only duty cycle for channel 4 and display more messages.
bbpwm --stop 2
Stop PWM on channel 2.
Supported BeagleBone PWM pins:
CHANNEL HEADER PIN SIGNAL FILE SYSTEM
1 P9.14 gpmc_a2 EHRPWM1A /sys/class/pwm/ehrpwm.1:0
2 P9.16 gpmc_a3 EHRPWM1B /sys/class/pwm/ehrpwm.1:1
3 P8.19 gpmc_ad8 EHRPWM2A /sys/class/pwm/ehrpwm.2:0
4 P8.13 gpmc_ad9 EHRPWM2B /sys/class/pwm/ehrpwm.2:1
5 P9.31 mcasp0_fsx EHRPWM0A /sys/class/pwm/ehrpwm.0:0
6 P9.29 mcasp0_aclkx EHRPWM0B /sys/class/pwm/ehrpwm.0:1
50 P9.22 spi0_sclk EHRPWM0A /sys/class/pwm/ehrpwm.0:0
60 P9.21 spi0_d0 EHRPWM0B /sys/class/pwm/ehrpwm.0:1
PWM amplitude is 3.3V.
eCAP 2 additional PWM channels not supported.
PIN is MODE 0 name, NOT BeagleBone System Reference Manual signal name.
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