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hardware interrupt

A signal created and sent to the CPU that is caused by some action taken by a hardware device. For example, keystroke depressions and mouse movements cause hardware interrupts. See IRQ and interrupt.
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The hardware interrupt handler (inside interrupt time) performs the first part of the needed work and a software Interrupt handler (outside interrupt time) does the remaining work [1].
Conventional timer facilities schedule events by invoking a designated handler periodically in the context of a hardware interrupt.
The new CH7323 integrates multiple pre-programmed hardware interrupt lines so that standard control commands like Stop, Pause, Rewind and Eject can be directly accessed without delay or extra software development.
Ardence RTX is the only Windows-based real-time extension that offers MSI capabilities, eliminating restrictive hardware interrupt conflicts, allowing designers to utilize a broad array of PCI-compliant devices, speeding development time and enhancing design and application flexibility.
Moreover, the DTC is tightly coupled to the peripherals so that any hardware interrupt event can trigger the DTC to move data from one location to another in memory automatically for fast response.
The FL6400 supports two modes of Hardware Interrupt Routing.

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