8-bit AVR Microcontrollers

Clock Output Buffer

The device can output the system clock on the CLKO pin. To enable the output, the CKOUT fuse has to be programmed. This mode is suitable when the chip clock is used to drive other circuits on the system. The clock also will be output during Reset, and the normal operation of I/O pin will be overridden when the fuse is programmed. Any clock source, including the internal RC oscillator, can be selected when the clock is output on CLKO. If the system clock prescaler is used, it is the divided system clock that is output.