interrupt signal

interrupt signal

[′int·ə‚rəpt ‚sig·nəl]
(computer science)
A control signal which requests the immediate attention of the central processing unit.
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Interrupt response time is the time that passes between the instant a hardware device raises an interrupt signal, and the instant the system returns control to a user process.
These monitors also send a priority interrupt signal when low pressure is detected, making the gas controllers immediately aware of any potential problem.
This mechanism reduces interrupt servicing latency as well as eliminates interrupt signal lines on the printed circuit board.
Features include an interrupt signal that indicates when a new set of measured magnetic field strength data is available, thus simplifying data synchronization.
The new sensor also provides an interrupt signal when it detects a free fall making it ideal for hard disk drive protection.
The transceiver's programmable link alarm status improves monitoring by providing a single interrupt signal to alert the user of potential problems on the link.
Communication from the mobile I/O companion with the host processor is performed via a standard I2C compatible bus and interrupt signal that require only three pins, giving designers more options in placing the host processor on the board.
An interrupt signal is also provided to alert the host system of changing network status and/or other alarm conditions.
The sensors come with advanced embedded features, including 4D/6D orientation detection and two programmable interrupt signals that enable immediate notification of motion detection, free fall, and other conditions.
In addition to that, it comes with a host of advanced features, including 4D/6D orientation detection and two programmable interrupt signals that enable immediate notification of motion detection, free fall and other conditions.
Surrounded by mountains that interrupt signals, most of the Santa Clarita Valley gets no television reception without cable, satellite or other services.
It works by breaking down excess proteins in the blood which interrupt signals to and from the brain in autism sufferers.