Lesson 11: GPIO Port Control Register (GPIOPCTL)

The GPIOPCTL register is used in conjunction with the GPIOAFSEL register and selects the specific peripheral signal for each GPIO pin when using the alternate function mode. Most bits in the GPIOAFSEL register are cleared on reset, therefore most GPIO pins are configured as GPIOs by default. When a bit is set in the GPIOAFSEL register, the corresponding GPIO signal is controlled by an associated peripheral. The GPIOPCTL register selects one out of a set of peripheral functions for each GPIO, providing additional flexibility in signal definition. Following tables are the information on the defined encodings for the bit fields in this register.