The I3C Slave should time out if it experiences more than 100 µs with no SCL, and abandon the read. It does not have to be precise, but since I3C’s minimum frequency is 10 KHz, anything longer than 100  µs means that the Master has failed to complete the Read, so the Slave should High-Z the SDA and abandon the Read.

Note that if the Slave is in legacy I2C mode, then it would not normally abandon the read, since there is no minimum frequency, and because 9 clocks by a Master will be enough to abort the Read (since the 9th bit of data is ACK/NACK).

FAQ Type: 
I3C