SLVSDD7A September 2016 – February 2019 UCD9090A
Pins 10-17 can be configured as fast pulse-width modulators (FPWMs). The frequency range is 15.260 kHz to 125 MHz. FPWMs can be configured as closed-loop margining outputs, fan controllers or general-purpose PWMs.
Any FPWM pin not used as a PWM output can be configured as a GPIO. One FPWM in a pair can be used as a PWM output and the other pin can be used as a GPO. The FPWM pins are actively driven low from reset when used as GPOs.
The frequency settings for the FPWMs apply to pairs of pins:
If an FPWM pin from a pair is not used while its companion is set up to function as a PWM, it is recommended to configure the unused FPWM pin as an active-low open-drain GPO so that it does not disturb the rest of the system. By setting an FPWM, it automatically enables the other FPWM within the pair if it was not configured for any other functionality.
The frequency for the FPWM is derived by dividing down a 250MHz clock. To determine the actual frequency to which an FPWM can be set, must divide 250MHz by any integer between 2 and (214-1).
The FPWM duty cycle resolution is dependent on the frequency set for a given FPWM. Once the frequency is known the duty cycle resolution can be calculated as Equation 1.
Take for an example determining the actual frequency and the duty cycle resolution for a 75MHz target frequency.