The High-End Timer (HET) is a programmable timer co-processor available on TI’s high-performance Hercules Microcontrollers. The HET enables sophisticated timing functions for real-time control applications. Programming the HET provides an alternate approach to the use of costly FPGAs or ASICs which can take up valuable board space and consume unnecessary power.
The High End Timer Integrated Development Environment (HET IDE) is a windows based application that provides an easy way to get started developing and debugging code for the HET.
The simulation kernel provides full visibility into program execution and also break point capability to stop execution on specific instructions. Waveformer Pro from SynaptiCAD provides a professional tool for waveform creation and visualization.
- Create and save dedicated projects for a specific device configuration
- Edit and save configuration registers
- Create complex breakpoints on pin events or memory field comparisons
- Create and save input timing waveforms from external stimuli
- Drag and drop HET instructions for easy code development
- Algorithm Library with code samples
- Straightforward simulation environment with full visibility of the HET status
- Memory write triggers on time, cycle, pin event and interrupt
- Cycle Count and simulation time display
The HET IDE has 3 main components:
- Graphical User Interface for ease of use
- Simulation kernel
- Integrated waveform viewer from SynaptiCAD
The HET IDE also comes with code examples to make it even easier to get started.