Standard PWM Operation

The standard PWM function described in this section is available and identical for all CCP modules.

The standard PWM mode generates a Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) signal on the CCPx pin with up to ten bits of resolution. The period, duty cycle, and resolution are controlled by the following registers:

It is required to have FOSC/4 as the clock input to TxTMR for correct PWM operation. The following figure shows a simplified block diagram of PWM operation.

Figure 1. Simplified PWM Block Diagram
  1. 1.8-bit timer is concatenated with two bits generated by FOSC or two bits of the internal prescaler to create 10-bit time base.
  2. 2.The alignment of the 10 bits from the CCPRx register is determined by the CCPxFMT bit.
Important: The corresponding TRIS bit must be cleared to enable the PWM output on the CCPx pin.