80C51 8-bit microcontroller family
4K/128 OTP/ROM/ROMless, low voltage (2.7V–5.5V),
low power, high speed (33 MHz)
Name and Significance
Timer 2 overflow flag set by a Timer 2 overflow and must be cleared by software. TF2 will not be set
when either RCLK or TCLK = 1.
Timer 2 external flag set when either a capture or reload is caused by a negative transition on T2EX and
EXEN2 = 1. When Timer 2 interrupt is enabled, EXF2 = 1 will cause the CPU to vector to the Timer 2
interrupt routine. EXF2 must be cleared by software. EXF2 does not cause an interrupt in up/down
counter mode (DCEN = 1).
Receive clock flag. When set, causes the serial port to use Timer 2 overflow pulses for its receive clock
in modes 1 and 3. RCLK = 0 causes Timer 1 overflow to be used for the receive clock.
Transmit clock flag. When set, causes the serial port to use Timer 2 overflow pulses for its transmit clock
in modes 1 and 3. TCLK = 0 causes Timer 1 overflows to be used for the transmit clock.
Timer 2 external enable flag. When set, allows a capture or reload to occur as a result of a negative
transition on T2EX if Timer 2 is not being used to clock the serial port. EXEN2 = 0 causes Timer 2 to
ignore events at T2EX.
Start/stop control for Timer 2. A logic 1 starts the timer.
Timer or counter select. (Timer 2)
0 = Internal timer (OSC/12)
1 = External event counter (falling edge triggered).
Capture/Reload flag. When set, captures will occur on negative transitions at T2EX if EXEN2 = 1. When
cleared, auto-reloads will occur either with Timer 2 overflows or negative transitions at T2EX when
EXEN2 = 1. When either RCLK = 1 or TCLK = 1, this bit is ignored and the timer is forced to auto-reload
on Timer 2 overflow.
Figure 1. Timer/Counter 2 (T2CON) Control Register
C/T2 = 0
C/T2 = 1
Figure 2. Timer 2 in Capture Mode
2000 Jan 20