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How to output a watchdog signal

  1. Sep 20, 2013 #1
    Hello, I'm trying to interface an Infineon TLE4263-2ES voltage regulator with a external watchdog figure. The microcontroller is from the Freescale S12G family. My question is kind of gereic, in a way. When I'm sending a pulse signal to the voltage regulator from the micro, at what frequency should I send the signal in? I will be using a timer based interrupt to do this.

    Attached are the watchdog and reset information from the voltage regulator datasheet. Any help is appreciated.

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  3. Sep 21, 2013 #2


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    If you look at figure 5 at the very end of the data sheet, it shows that you need a positive edge on the watchdog input to reset the timer. The rate of positive edges has to be faster than the timeout time, obviously. The equations under the picture explain how to determine the timeout time.

    With Cd = 100nF the shortest timeout time (given part to part variation) is 16ms. Change Cd to 200nf for 32ms, etc (per the formula)
  4. Sep 24, 2013 #3
    Thank you for the reply. I do have one more question. After sending a positive edge on the watchdog input, I just bring that pin to "LOW" until the next time I send out a positive edge, correct? Sorry if this question is very simple. For some reason I'm having a hard time understanding this.
  5. Sep 24, 2013 #4


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    That will work fine.
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