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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These include: o Internal arbitration - programmable transmit-first scheme o Time stamp based on a 16-bit free-running timer o Global network time o Flexible interrupt scheme with one maskable interrupt associated with each message buffer o Low power "Sleep" mode with programmable "Wake-Up" on bus activity
Other features include an embedded CDR unit that is compliant with SONET/SDH jitter requirements, plus alarm indicators, status monitoring and error counters, all using maskable interrupts for each of the status indications.