Each comparator unit is capable of being triggered by both software and hardware triggers. Hardware input events allow for other peripherals to automatically trigger a comparison on demand - for example, a timer output event could be used to trigger comparisons at a desired regular interval.

The module's output events can similarly be used to trigger other hardware modules each time a new comparison result is available. This scheme allows for reduced levels of CPU usage in an application and lowers the overall system response latency by directly triggering hardware peripherals from one another without requiring software intervention.

Note: The connection of events between modules requires the use of the SAM Event System Driver (EVENTS) to route output event of one module to the input event of another. For more information on event routing, refer to the event driver documentation.