maskable interrupt


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maskable interrupt

[¦mas·kə·bəl ′int·ə‚rəpt]
(computer science)
An interrupt that can be allowed to occur or prevented from occurring by software.
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The 1MHz I2C interface enables full control of all driver functions including input equalization, output peaking and peaking duration, Signal Detect and Squelch, channel polarity inversion, diagnostics such as average current and temperature monitoring as well as user maskable Interrupts and VCSEL voltage supervisory functions.
A maskable interrupt can be programmed to become active when a monitored function exceeds the programmed set-point.
To reduce system load and to ensure the correct processing of the largest statistics, TrueSTATS counters will automatically generate a maskable interrupt that signals every counter wrap.