The primary function of the WDT_A module is to perform a controlled system restart if a software problem occurs. If the selected time interval expires, a system reset is generated. If the watchdog function is not needed in an application, the module can be configured as an interval timer and can generate interrupts at selected time intervals. Table 9-9 lists the clocks that can source WDT_A. See Table 9-48 for control and configuration registers.
(WATCHDOG AND INTERVAL TIMER MODE)