A 1.024 kHz oscillator clock (CLK_WDT_OSC) is sourced from the internal Ultra-Low Power Oscillator, OSCULP32K. Due to the ultra-low power design, the oscillator is less accurate than other oscillators featured in the device, and hence the exact time-out period may vary from device to device. This variation must be taken into consideration when designing software that uses the WDT to ensure that the time-out periods used are valid for all devices. Refer to the “Electrical Characteristics” section for more specific information.

The counter clock (CLK_WDT_OSC) is asynchronous to the peripheral clock. Due to this asynchronicity, writing to the WDT Control register will require synchronization between the clock domains. Refer to Synchronization for further details.