Direct and reciprocal counting with accuracy and frequency limits domain of operation

Microcontroller performance when using direct and reciprocal frequency measurement.

  In this post we are going, just for once, to focus mainly on theoretical concepts, to explain the microcontroller performance when using direct and reciprocal frequency measurement. Direct frequency measurement means that we are counting the wave fronts during one second. Hence we get a direct measure of the number of repetitions of the […]

Is 32 bits more than 8 bits?

This question is certainly in the minds of many electronics makers: “Should I use a 32 bits microcontroller instead of an 8 bits microcontroller ?” As an Arduino maker I considered upgrading some designs to STM32. So I ran preliminary tests. My first surprise was that my code was using much more storage space and […]