understanding DS3232 alarm output

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by axeman22, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. axeman22

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Hi All..

    I'm looking to make a PICAXE circuit which operates at a given time. Outside of those times I would like to make the whole circuit consume as little power as possible. It will have a DS3232 IC which I'm reasonably familiar with.

    Looking at the DS3232 Datasheet it looks as though it has an internal alarm and when that value is true it pull a pin low or high etc.. I'm just seeking a bit of clarification on that!

    Here is the text from the DS - would appreciate a more laymens definition on what is actually means. I'm not asking how to set the alarm etc, I can do that ok.. just what it will look like if I put a CRO in the pin in question etc.