Waits a number of nanoseconds.
This function spins the CPU to produce a small delay. It should normally only be used for delays of 10us (10000ns) or less. As it is calculated based on the expected execution time of a software loop, it may well run slower than requested based on activity from other threads and interrupts. If greater precision is required, this can be called from inside a critical section.
|ns||the number of nanoseconds to wait|
- wait_us() will likely give more precise time than wait_ns for large-enough delays, as it is based on a timer, but its set-up time may be excessive for the smallest microsecond counts, at which point wait_ns() is better.
Any delay larger than a millisecond (1000000ns) is liable to cause overflow in the internal loop calculation. You shouldn't normally be using this for such large delays anyway in real code, but be aware if calibrating. Make repeated calls for longer test runs.
You may call this function from ISR context.