What's a tick?

When you're dealing with timing, every moment within the Neutrino microkernel is referred to as a tick. A tick is measured in milliseconds; its initial length is determined by the clock rate of your processor:

  • If your CPU is 40 MHz or better, a tick is 1 ms.
  • For slower processors, a tick represents 10 ms.

Programmatically you can change the clock period via the ClockPeriod() function.