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The DS1238A MicroManager provides all the necessary functions for power supply monitoring, reset control, and memory backup in microprocessor-based systems. A precise internal voltage reference and comparator circuit monitor power supply status. When an out-of-tolerance condition occurs, the microprocessor reset and power-fail outputs are forced active, and static RAM control unconditionally write protects external memory. The DS1238A also provides early warning detection of a user-defined threshold by driving a non-maskable interrupt.