Clock Sources

All internal clock sources are enabled automatically when they are requested by a peripheral. The crystal oscillator, based on an external crystal, must be enabled by writing a '1' to the ENABLE bit in the 32KHz Crystal Oscillator Control A register (CLKCTRL.XOSC32KCTRLA) before it can serve as clock source.

The respective Oscillator Status bits in the Main Clock Status register (CLKCTRL.MCLKSTATUS) indicate whether the clock source is running and stable.