watchdog module provides support for a Watchdog Timer. This timer will reset the device
if it hasn’t been fed after a specified amount of time. This is useful to ensure the board
has not crashed or locked up. Note that on some platforms the watchdog timer cannot be disabled
once it has been enabled.
WatchDogTimer is used to restart the system when the application crashes and ends
up into a non recoverable state. Once started it cannot be stopped or
reconfigured in any way. After enabling, the application must “feed” the
watchdog periodically to prevent it from expiring and resetting the system.
from microcontroller import watchdog as w from watchdog import WatchDogMode w.timeout=2.5 # Set a timeout of 2.5 seconds w.mode = WatchDogMode.RAISE w.feed()
Available on these boards
run state of the watchdog timer
Enum-like class to define the run mode of the watchdog timer.
Raise an exception when the WatchDogTimer expires.
Reset the system if the WatchDogTimer expires.
Timer that is used to detect code lock ups and automatically reset the microcontroller when one is detected.
A lock up is detected when the watchdog hasn’t been fed after a given duration. So, make sure to call
feedwithin the timeout.
Not currently dynamically supported. Access the sole instance through
The maximum number of seconds that can elapse between calls to feed()
The current operating mode of the WatchDogTimer
Setting a WatchDogMode activates the WatchDog:
import microcontroller import watchdog w = microcontroller.watchdog w.timeout = 5 w.mode = watchdog.WatchDogMode.RAISE
Once set, the WatchDogTimer will perform the specified action if the timer expires.
feed(self) → None¶
Feed the watchdog timer. This must be called regularly, otherwise the timer will expire.