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Pulse-Width Measurement

    Last Modified: February 26, 2018

    In pulse-width measurements, the counter measures the width of a pulse on its Gate input signal. You can configure the counter to measure the width of high pulses or low pulses on the Gate signal.

    You can route an internal or external periodic clock signal (with a known period) to the Source input of the counter. The counter counts the number of rising (or falling) edges on the Source signal while the pulse on the Gate signal is active.

    You can calculate the pulse width by multiplying the period of the Source signal by the number of edges returned by the counter.

    A pulse-width measurement will be accurate even if the counter is armed while a pulse train is in progress. If a counter is armed while the pulse is in the active state, it will wait for the next transition to the active state to begin the measurement.

    Refer to the following sections for more information about cRIO controller pulse-width measurement options:

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