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Software Timers

FreeRTOS Software Timer API Functions


TaskHandle_t xTimerGetTimerDaemonTaskHandle( void );

INCLUDE_xTimerGetTimerDaemonTaskHandle and configUSE_TIMERS must both be set to 1 in FreeRTOSConfig.h for xTimerGetTimerDaemonTaskHandle() to be available.

Returns the task handle associated with the software timer daemon (or service) task. If configUSE_TIMERS is set to 1 in FreeRTOSConfig.h, then the timer daemon task is created automatically when the RTOS scheduler is started.


const char * pcTimerGetTimerName( TimerHandle_t xTimer )

Returns the human readable name assigned to a timer when the timer was created.
xTimer   The handle of the timer being queried.
A pointer to the timer's name, which is a standard NULL terminated C string.

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