The world in which we live in is surrounded by the analog signals. The temperature, sound that hear, the light that we see are all analog signals. If you want to interact or measure these signal in a digital system like Galileo/Edison, you’ll have to use ADC a.k.a Analog to Digital Converter.
In this blog post, we are going to look into the process of using mraa methods for controlling the PWM module available on the Galileo/Edison.
What is PWM?
PWM stands for pulse width modulation. As the name suggests, there is a “pulse” and with “width”, we mess(“modulation”). The idea here is to change the width of the pulse, resulting in another pulse that meets our needs.
As in previous post, mraa library is used for handling the GPIO. For this example, the button will be used to turn on and off an LED connected to the Galileo. This example is going to be very similar to the previous one. The only difference being that the state of the LED is controlled by a button instead of the program running on Galileo itself.