From: Marko Mäkelä (marko.makela_at_hut.fi)
Date: 2004-11-03 22:01:06
On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 08:34:17AM -0600, Jim Brain wrote: > >You didn't mention one trick that Andreas Boose once told me: the double > >interrupt trick. Set up two interrupts. The first one would be served > >with > >some jitter, and the second one would be triggered while the first one is > >executing NOP instructions. On the 6502, you'd have to get rid of the 0..1 > >cycle jitter in the second interrupt because the shortest instructions take > >2 cycles, but on the AVR the first interrupt can be executing 1-cycle > >instructions, and the second interrupt will be cycle-exact. > > > > > This is a neat idea (I'll stuff it in my bag of tricks), but I'm not > sure how to discern the 3 cycle jitter, as my first IRQ is the detection > of the falling edge of the POT line. You're right, it doesn't really work with anything except periodic interrupts that are derived from the processor clock, such as raster or timer interrupts on 8-bit Commodore computers. Andreas mentioned an even uglier trick: Trigger a light pen interrupt by programming the CIA I/O pin connected to it, and hope that the user doesn't press space or the fire button in joystick port #1. That trick is used in the Technolo-G demo by Steel (http://www.funet.fi/pub/c64/demos/pal/Steel/). I didn't follow your and Levente's discussion in detail, but I guess there is some reason why you can't use the input capture register. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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