#include <avr/power.h>

Many AVRs contain a Power Reduction Register (PRR) or Registers (PRRx) that allow you to reduce power consumption by disabling or enabling various on-board peripherals as needed. Some devices have the XTAL Divide Control Register (XDIV) which offer similar functionality as System Clock Prescale Register (CLKPR).

There are many macros in this header file that provide an easy interface to enable or disable on-board peripherals to reduce power. See the table below.

Some of the newer AVRs contain a System Clock Prescale Register (CLKPR) that allows you to decrease the system clock frequency and the power consumption when the need for processing power is low. On some earlier AVRs (ATmega103, ATmega64, ATmega128), similar functionality can be achieved through the XTAL Divide Control Register. Below are two macros and an enumerated type that can be used to interface to the Clock Prescale Register or XTAL Divide Control Register.

typedef enum
    clock_div_1 = 0,
    clock_div_2 = 1,
    clock_div_4 = 2,
    clock_div_8 = 3,
    clock_div_16 = 4,
    clock_div_32 = 5,
    clock_div_64 = 6,
    clock_div_128 = 7,
    clock_div_256 = 8,
    clock_div_1_rc = 15, // ATmega128RFA1 only
} clock_div_t;

Clock prescaler setting enumerations for device using System Clock Prescale Register.

typedef enum
    clock_div_1 = 1,
    clock_div_2 = 2,
    clock_div_4 = 4,
    clock_div_8 = 8,
    clock_div_16 = 16,
    clock_div_32 = 32,
    clock_div_64 = 64,
    clock_div_128 = 128
} clock_div_t;

Clock prescaler setting enumerations for device using XTAL Divide Control Register.


Set the clock prescaler register select bits, selecting a system clock division setting. This function is inlined, even if compiler optimizations are disabled.

The type of x is clock_div_t.


Gets and returns the clock prescaler register setting. The return type is clock_div_t.