I have a periodic signal which I want to use as a trigger to two timers - TIM8 and TIM2. When the signal goes high, TIM8 should start running and TIM2 will be clocked once. TIM2 will be configured in external clock mode 2. I have configured PA0 as external trigger for TIM8 and PA5 as exernal trigger for TIM2, and connected the signal to both pins.
I find that TIM8 does not start, unless I disconnect PA5. As soon as PA5 and PA0 are both connected, TIM8 no longer starts. I also find that TIM8 starts if I comment the line that configures PA5. In this case PA5 is in a high-Z state by default.
It appears that the signal can only drive a single pin at a time, not multiple pins. Why would this be the case? The signal I am using can be set at varying drive strengths, I have experimented with all of them and gotten the same result.
PA5 is not connected to anything else on the dev board I am using, and I observed the same behaviour with a few other pins - I tried configuring some other pins on GPIOA as AF inputs and observed TIM8 stop running when both PA0 and the other pins were connected.
The code I am using is as follows:
GPIO_InitTypeDef gpio; NVIC_InitTypeDef nvic; GPIO_StructInit(&gpio); /* Configure PA0 for TIM8 ETR (HSYNC to start pixel clock), datasheet page 62 */ gpio.GPIO_Pin = GPIO_Pin_0; gpio.GPIO_Mode = GPIO_Mode_AF; gpio.GPIO_Speed = GPIO_Speed_50MHz; gpio.GPIO_OType = GPIO_OType_PP; gpio.GPIO_PuPd = GPIO_PuPd_NOPULL; GPIO_Init(GPIOA, &gpio); GPIO_PinAFConfig(GPIOA, GPIO_PinSource0, GPIO_AF_TIM8); /* Configure PA1 for TIM2 CH2 (This will be VSYNC, to reset the timer) */ /* Configure PA5 for TIM2 ETR (External clock, this will be HSYNC to count syncs) */ gpio.GPIO_Pin = GPIO_Pin_1 | GPIO_Pin_5; gpio.GPIO_Mode = GPIO_Mode_AF; gpio.GPIO_Speed = GPIO_Speed_50MHz; gpio.GPIO_OType = GPIO_OType_PP; gpio.GPIO_PuPd = GPIO_PuPd_NOPULL; GPIO_Init(GPIOA, &gpio); // Works if this is commented GPIO_PinAFConfig(GPIOA, GPIO_PinSource1, GPIO_AF_TIM2); GPIO_PinAFConfig(GPIOA, GPIO_PinSource5, GPIO_AF_TIM2);
The only explanation I can think of is that PA5 is pulling the line low, preventing PA0 from getting the signal. But if PA5 is configured as an input it should not pull low as it will have a high impedance. So I'm thinking it must be misconfigured, or else damaged. PA0 can also be an ETR for TIM2 and PA0 definitely works, I will try that and see if I can get TIM2 to run. If it does I will suspect the pin