driving a MCU with CLK OUT

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by bug13, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. bug13

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    Hi guys

    Can I drive the MCP2200 with the CLK OUT pin of a MCU? Say I connect CLK OUT pin to OSC1 of MCP2200, and ground OSC2?

    Thanks guys
  2. Ron H

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 14, 2005
    I have no experience with this part, but the block diagram shows that OSC2 is an output, so just leave it floating. You should be able to drive OSC1 with the CLK OUT from your MCU, assuming both parts have the same Vcc.
    I can't guarantee that the frequency is correct, of course.
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  3. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    It will need a good 12MHz clock source, in order to work. What this source is as long as it fits the spec. Does not matter much
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