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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Severe weather can interrupt signal and heavy usage can severely slow down the speeds.
When the microprocessor sees the accelerometer interrupt signal rising edge, it means that the non-motion condition of the device has been confirmed.
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.
Four additional bus lines are available to serve applications that need features such as an interrupt signal for a maximum of six bus lines.
The new sensor also provides an interrupt signal when it detects a free fall making it ideal for hard disk drive protection.
The interface between the micro-core and the LIN controller is through the interrupt signal the Special Function Register (SFR) interface.
Zero-g detection provides a logic interrupt signal when all three axes are at zero-g.
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.
An interrupt signal is also provided to alert the host system of changing network status and/or other alarm conditions.