# Arduino Square Wave Phase Shift by 270 degrees

I am using this code to generate a square wave with Arduino and shift it by 90 and 180 degrees. However, this code is not able to shift it to 270 degrees. Could you please suggest how may I modify the code so that it supports a 270 degrees square wave phase shift operation.

``````void setup() {
pinMode( 9 , OUTPUT );    // Arduino Pin  9 = OCR1A
pinMode( 10 , OUTPUT );   // Arduino Pin 10 = OCR1B
// Both outputs in toggle mode
TCCR1A = _BV( COM1A0 ) |_BV( COM1B0 );
// CTC Waveform Generation Mode
// TOP=ICR1
// Note clock is left off for now
TCCR1B = _BV( WGM13) | _BV( WGM12);
OCR1A = 0;    // First output is the base, it always toggles at 0
}
// prescaler of 1 will get us 8MHz - 488Hz
// User a higher prescaler for lower freqncies

#define PRESCALER 1
#define PRESCALER_BITS 0x01
#define CLK 16000000UL    // Default clock speed is 16MHz on Arduino Uno

// Output phase shifted wave forms on Arduino Pins 9 & 10
// freq = freqnecy in Hertz (  122 < freq <8000000 )
// shift = phase shift in degrees ( 0 <= shift < 180 )
// Do do shifts 180-360 degrees, you could invert the OCR1B by doing an extra toggle using FOC
/// Note phase shifts will be rounded down to the next neared possible value so the higher the frequency, the less phase shift resolution you get. At 8Mhz, you can only have 0 or 180 degrees because there are only 2 clock ticks per cycle.
int setWaveforms( unsigned long freq , int shift ) {
// This assumes prescaler = 1. For lower freqnecies, use a larger prescaler.
unsigned long clocks_per_toggle = (CLK / freq) / 2;    // /2 becuase it takes 2 toggles to make a full wave
ICR1 = clocks_per_toggle;
unsigned long offset_clocks = (clocks_per_toggle * shift) / 180UL; // Do mult first to save precision
OCR1B= offset_clocks;
// Turn on timer now if is was not already on
// Clock source = clkio/1 (no prescaling)
// Note: you could use a prescaller here for lower freqnencies
TCCR1B |= _BV( CS10 );
}
// Demo by cycling through some phase shifts at 50Khz
void loop() {
setWaveforms( 40000 , 0 );
delay(1000);
setWaveforms( 40000 , 90 );
delay(1000);
setWaveforms( 40000 , 180 );
delay(1000);
}
``````
• The answer is in the code you posted, in a comment: “To do shifts 180-360 degrees, you could invert the OCR1B by doing an extra toggle using FOC”. Apr 6, 2018 at 7:35
• I tried to understand that statement and it doesn't make much sense to me. Could you please help me modify the code or understand the statement? @EdgarBonet Apr 6, 2018 at 7:37
– AJD
Apr 6, 2018 at 8:00
• No, I took it from here: electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/174656/… Apr 6, 2018 at 8:01
• It sounds like it means "Invert the waveform, and do a 90 degree shift". Apr 6, 2018 at 9:24

FWIW `stockvu`