The watchdog timer can be used to prevent system lockup; for example, when software becomes trapped in a deadlock.
In normal operation, the user restarts the watchdog at regular intervals before the timer counts down to zero.
In cases where the timer does reach zero and the watchdog is enabled, one or a combination of the following signals is
generated: a system reset, an interrupt, or an external signal. The watchdog timeout period
and the duration of any output signals are variable.

This page gives an overview of Watchdog timer driver which is available as part of the Xilinx Vivado and SDK distribution.

Source path for the driver:
Driver source code is organized into different folders. Below diagram shows the iicps driver source organization

Watchdog timer
-- Doc - Provides the API and data structure details
- Examples - Reference application to show how to use the driver APIs and calling sequence
- Source - Driver source files

Controller Features supported

  • Configurable timeout interval in seconds.
  • Reset on timeout can be selected.

Driver Supported Features
The Axi watchdog timer Standalone driver support the below things.
All Controller Features supported.

Known issues and Limitations

  • None.

Test cases

Refer below pah for testing different examples for each feature of the IP.


  • 2017.1
    • Summary
      • wdtps: Added readme.txt file to generate doxygen for examples
    • Commits
      • 5c1ab36 wdtps: Added readme.txt file to generate doxygen for examples.
  • 2017.2
    • None
  • 2017.3
    • None
  • 2017.4
    • None