The primary function of the WDT module is to perform a controlled system restart after 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 6-9 lists the system clocks that can be used to source the WDT.
(WATCHDOG AND INTERVAL TIMER MODE)