How would I go about using mulitple timer's efficiently?
Posted on 2007-11-23
I am planning on using a Timer to "poll" an PCI card that controls two different axis of a machine. I need to have at LEAST one Timer constantly getting information from the PCI card to display any fault that the servos might run into. There are also times where I am going to need to have 2-3 more timers polling the PCI card for Inputs/Outputs that are currently on and other information that needs to be updated relatively quickly (I am shooting for <1 sec). Is there any good way to go about this? Or is have 3 or 4 timers (ticks at 1 sec) executing simultaneously not a problem?
Not sure if this matters, but I would assume it would have some effect: The program will be running on a new AMD 4000+ X2 Proc, XP pro, and 1 gig or memory.