programmable interrupt controller

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a circuit or chip that can be programmed to ignore specific interrupts, accept only high priority interrupts and select the priority of interrupts

Computing

  • noun a circuit or chip that can be programmed to ignore certain interrupts, accept only high priority interrupts and select the priority of interrupts

Electronics

  • (written as Programmable Interrupt Controller)
    A chip or other hardware component which manages interrupts. Its acronym is PIC.
  • acronymPIC
    (written as Programmable Interrupt Controller)
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