I have a MC33926 motor driver shield and Arduino Uno. I’m trying to get the shield to work with an 8-bit timer. This paragraph here: pololu.com/docs/0J55/all#6.a suggests that is possible to use Timer0 to control the motors so I assume Timer2 will work as well as it is also 8-bits. As I am using the millis() function which I believe relies on Timer0, I’d prefer to use Timer2 for motor control (and free Timer1 for another library).
So my question is, what code modifications do I need to make to the MC33926 library (github.com/pololu/dual-mc33926-motor-shield) to get the motors to run on an 8-bit Timer? Are there any disadvantages using an 8-bit timer as opposed to a 16-bit one?