# Programming Utilities

# Simple timer in MATLAB

The following is a timer that fires at a fixed interval. It's timeout is defined by Period and it invokes a callback defined by Timerfcn upon timeout.

t = timer;
t.TasksToExecute = Inf;
t.Period = 0.01; % timeout value in seconds
t.TimerFcn = @(myTimerObj, thisEvent)disp('hello'); % timer callback function
t.ExecutionMode = 'fixedRate';