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RTC clock and backup battery configuration for KL25

Question asked by dhananjayankuttuva on Apr 6, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 29, 2013 by dhananjayankuttuva

Hello friends,


I am working on a system design based on MKL25Z128VLK4. The system will be powered by an external supply with requirements to maintain time. I need some ideas about RTC clock source with  a coin cell battery backup.


Is there any option to provide battery backup only for RTC not for whole MCU? We understand that there is no separate power domain for RTC logic. Does this implies that  we have to go for external RTC chip with battery backup interfaced through I2C? Or can we use a ORING Battery + External power input and detect external power failure to force the processor to low power mode?


Is the 32Khz Clock to run the RTC can be given only through external clock source or it can be internally sourced through internal oscillator ("OSC logic") with ERCLK32K clock? Again will it work across power modes?


Please anyone put your ideas forward. Thanks in advance.