SAME70 GPIO latency


Jiří Kubias <jiri.kubias@...>
 

Hi,
Im new to Zephyr and Im trying to measure the GPIO handler latency. I have modified the samples/basic/button example to toggle LED pin when the handler rises. The test is to measure the time between input pin change and output pin change. I have measured maximal value about 3us and typical about 2.6us. The processor is SAME70 @ 300MHz so 3us is 900 instructions - why it took so long? It should be in tenth of ns.  Do I have correct approach or am I doing something wrong?  I have checked the sensor drivers and they are using the same workflow. 
 

The handler code is 

void button_pressed(struct device *gpiob, struct gpio_callback *cb, u32_t pins) 
{
   gpio_pin_write(dev, LED, cnt % 2);
   cnt++;
   printk("Button pressed at %d\n", k_cycle_get_32()); 
}

Best regards,
Jiri Kubias

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