PWMAllPins


/*
 PWMallPins.pde
 Paul Badger 2007
 A program to illustrate one way to implement a PWM loop.
 This program fades LED's on Arduino digital pins 2 through 13 in a sinewave pattern.
 It could be modified to also modulate pins 0 & 1 and the analog pins.
 I didn't modulate pins 0 & 1 just because of the hassle of disconnecting the LEDs on the RX and TX pins (0 & 1).

 The PWM loop, as written, operates at about 175 HZ and is flicker-free.
 The trick to this of course is not doing too much math in between the PWM loop cycles.
 Long delays between the loops are going to show up as flicker. This is true especially of "Serial.print" debug statements
 which seem to hog the processor during transmission. Shorter (timewise) statements will just dim the maximum brightness of the LED's.
 There are a couple of lines of code (commented out) that implement a potentiometer as a speed control for the dimming.

 How it works: The PWM loop turns on all LED's whose values are greater than 0 at the start of the PWM loop.
 It then turns off the LED's as the loop variable is equal to the channel's PWM modulation value.
 Because the values are limited to 255 (just by the table), all LED's are turned off at the end of the PWM loop.
 This has the side effect of making any extra math, sensor reading. etc. will increase the "off" period of the LED's duty cycle. Consequently
 the brightest LED value (255), which is supposed to represent a "100%" duty cycle (on all the time), dosesn't really do that.
 More math, sensor reading etc will increase the "off time", dimming the LED's max brightness. You can (somewhat) make up for this dimming with
 smaller series resistors, since LED's can be overrated if they aren't on all of the time.

 The up side of this arrangement is that the LED's stay flicker free.
 Note that this program could easily be used to modulate motor speeds with the addition of driver transistors or MOSFET's.
 */



long time;                                                                    // variable for speed debug
float pwmSpeed[14] = {
 0, 0, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.9, .9, .8, .5, 1.2, 1.37, 1.47, .3, 3.2};             // these constants set the rate of dimming
int pwmVal[14];                                                               // PWM values for 12 channels - 0 & 1 included but not used
float pwmFloats[14];
int i, j, k, l, x, y, z, bufsize, pot;                                        // variables for various counters

unsigned char sinewave[] =        //256 values
{
  0x80,0x83,0x86,0x89,0x8c,0x8f,0x92,0x95,0x98,0x9c,0x9f,0xa2,0xa5,0xa8,0xab,0xae,

  0xb0,0xb3,0xb6,0xb9,0xbc,0xbf,0xc1,0xc4,0xc7,0xc9,0xcc,0xce,0xd1,0xd3,0xd5,0xd8,

  0xda,0xdc,0xde,0xe0,0xe2,0xe4,0xe6,0xe8,0xea,0xec,0xed,0xef,0xf0,0xf2,0xf3,0xf5,

  0xf6,0xf7,0xf8,0xf9,0xfa,0xfb,0xfc,0xfc,0xfd,0xfe,0xfe,0xff,0xff,0xff,0xff,0xff,

  0xff,0xff,0xff,0xff,0xff,0xff,0xfe,0xfe,0xfd,0xfc,0xfc,0xfb,0xfa,0xf9,0xf8,0xf7,

  0xf6,0xf5,0xf3,0xf2,0xf0,0xef,0xed,0xec,0xea,0xe8,0xe6,0xe4,0xe2,0xe0,0xde,0xdc,

  0xda,0xd8,0xd5,0xd3,0xd1,0xce,0xcc,0xc9,0xc7,0xc4,0xc1,0xbf,0xbc,0xb9,0xb6,0xb3,

  0xb0,0xae,0xab,0xa8,0xa5,0xa2,0x9f,0x9c,0x98,0x95,0x92,0x8f,0x8c,0x89,0x86,0x83,

  0x80,0x7c,0x79,0x76,0x73,0x70,0x6d,0x6a,0x67,0x63,0x60,0x5d,0x5a,0x57,0x54,0x51,

  0x4f,0x4c,0x49,0x46,0x43,0x40,0x3e,0x3b,0x38,0x36,0x33,0x31,0x2e,0x2c,0x2a,0x27,

  0x25,0x23,0x21,0x1f,0x1d,0x1b,0x19,0x17,0x15,0x13,0x12,0x10,0x0f,0x0d,0x0c,0x0a,

  0x09,0x08,0x07,0x06,0x05,0x04,0x03,0x03,0x02,0x01,0x01,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,

  0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x01,0x01,0x02,0x03,0x03,0x04,0x05,0x06,0x07,0x08,

  0x09,0x0a,0x0c,0x0d,0x0f,0x10,0x12,0x13,0x15,0x17,0x19,0x1b,0x1d,0x1f,0x21,0x23,

  0x25,0x27,0x2a,0x2c,0x2e,0x31,0x33,0x36,0x38,0x3b,0x3e,0x40,0x43,0x46,0x49,0x4c,

  0x4f,0x51,0x54,0x57,0x5a,0x5d,0x60,0x63,0x67,0x6a,0x6d,0x70,0x73,0x76,0x79,0x7c

};


void setup(){
  Serial.begin(9600);
  DDRD=0xFC;      // direction variable for port D - make em all outputs except serial pins 0 & 1
  DDRB=0xFF;      // direction variable for port B - all outputs

}

void loop(){

  // time = millis();               // this was to test the loop speed
  // for (z=0; z<1000; z++){        // ditto

  //  pot = analogRead(0);          // this implemented a potentiometer speed control to control speed of fading

  for (y=0; y<14; y++){             // calculate one new pwm value every time through the control loop
    j = (j + 1) % 12;              // calculate a new j every time - modulo operator makes it cycle back to 0 after 11
    k = j + 2;                      // add 2 to the result - this yields a cycle of 2 to 13 for the channel (pin) select numbers

    pwmFloats[k] =  (pwmFloats[k] + pwmSpeed[k]);
    // pwmFloats[k] =  (pwmFloats[k] + ((pwmSpeed[k]  * 15 * (float)pot) / 1023));    // implements potentiometer speed control - see line above

      if (pwmFloats[k] >= 256){                  // wrop around sinewave table index values that are larger than 256
      pwmFloats[k] = pwmFloats[k] - 256;
    }
    else if  (pwmFloats[k] < 0){
      pwmFloats[k] = pwmFloats[k] + 256;        // wrop around sinewave table index values that are less than 0
    }

    pwmVal[k] = sinewave[(int)pwmFloats[k]];                   // convert the float value to an integer and get the value out of the sinewave index
  }

  PORTD = 0xFC;              // all outputs except serial pins 0 & 1
  PORTB = 0xFF;              // turn on all pins of ports D & B

for (z=0; z<3; z++){         // this loop just adds some more repetitions of the loop below to cut down on the time overhead of loop above
                             // increase this until you start to preceive flicker - then back off - decrease for more responsive sensor input reads
  for (x=0; x<256; x++){
    for( i=2; i<14; i++){    // start with 2 to avoid serial pins
      if (x == pwmVal[i]){
        if (i < 8){    // corresponds to PORTD
          // bitshift a one into the proper bit then reverse the whole byte
          // equivalent to the line below but around 4 times faster
          // digitalWrite(i, LOW);
          PORTD = PORTD & (~(1 << i));
        }  
        else{  
          PORTB = PORTB & (~(1 << (i-8)));         // corresponds to PORTB - same as digitalWrite(pin, LOW); - on Port B pins
        }

      }
    }
  }
}
  //    }
  //    Serial.println((millis() - time), DEC);     // speed test code

}

 

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