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How should a watchdog timer be used? [closed]

I've seen and written programs in which the internal watchdog just resets in a super loop and trigers only when something goes wrong and forces the whole system to crash. I've also seen it can be ...
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Preventing inadvertent feeding of an external watchdog

Most internal watchdog timers found on microcontrollers contain mechanisms to prevent an inadvertent feed, usually requiring the write of a specific key-value to the feed register, although some ...
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Necessity of an external watchdog timer

What is the need for an external watchdog timer for a microcontroller? Most of the microcontrollers are designed with an internal watchdog timer. However, in some of the circuits they are using an ...
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How to reset microcontroller after X amount of hours/seconds? [closed]

I know there are similar posts to this I am just looking to see if there are any new more efficient solutions. I have a MCU and I am looking to add a circuit in between the power supply and the MCU ...
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using exit(EXIT_SUCCESS) or exit(EXIT_FAILURE) in AVR or any other microcontroller

How does one use exit(EXIT_SUCCESS) or exit(EXIT_FAILURE) in microcontroller C programming. I know it works on application ...
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How often do AVR's actually glitch and need a watch-dog reset in the real-world?

Have you ever seen an otherwise happy AVR spontaneously glitch and require a reset? Assuming: a nice stead power supply that stays inside the specified range a correctly sized decoupling cap ...
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Which is better after rewriting the ROM on a PIC16F? A software reset instruction or a watchdog reset

I am working on a project where the uP can be calibrate at any time. The new calibrated values are stored in the uPs ROM. After the calibration is complete, I have to reset the uP such that the ...
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Watchdog timer issue - AVR ATmega324PA

I was using ATmega32A before and now I am migrating to ATmega324PA just to enhance power management. Now I am testing the new controller in every aspect. This is a simple code to check the watchdog ...
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External watchdog reset for AVR required

I had a circuit with ATmega644PA and use internal watchdog timer to bring the controller from a hang state to known by a reset. but my code still hangs in some loop ...
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what is logic contention when using a voltage supervisor?

I am using a voltage supervisor from MAXIAM (MAX6734A).I am confused about design notes in page 11. so,what is logic contention? the uP that I want to monitor is STM32F103ZET6.I read its datasheet:...
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Effective use of output signal of a watchdog timer

Subsequent to my previous question regarding watchdog timers, I am interested in deciding the RESULT of such a watchdog: Assume I add a generic external watchdog timer to my circuit. If not toggled ...