Just wondering in the throughput example provided in the BlueNRG-LP_LPS DK 1.3.0, why a timer is needed in the APP_Tick in throughput.c file. I also noticed in other examples such as SensorDemo project, there is also a timer set for the sensors.
Can anyone explain why it requires setting a timer in these example application?
In the BlueNRG-LP_LPS DK 1.3.0 example, as well as in the SensorDemo project, the timer is likely used for timing and scheduling purposes. Timers are often used in embedded systems to execute specific tasks at regular intervals or after a certain amount of time has passed.
For the throughput example, the timer in the `APP_Tick` function might be used to regularly check for incoming data or to trigger certain actions periodically, ensuring smooth operation of the application.
In the SensorDemo project, timers could be used to read sensor data at specific intervals, control sensor sampling rates, and manage the overall timing of data collection.
In general, timers are valuable in embedded systems to synchronize tasks, manage energy consumption, and maintain precise timing requirements. They help ensure that various tasks and operations occur at the desired frequencies and intervals.
To understand more the use of timer in the throughput.c, I suggest you to take a look on the UM2058.
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