What are Interrupts in COMPUTER ORGANISATION?

Mrinal Walia
9 min readDec 21, 2018

In computer architecture, an interrupt is a signal to the processor emitted by hardware or software indicating an event that needs immediate attention.

Topics Covered In This Article:

  • What are Interrupts ?
  • Types of Interrupts
  • Need for Interrupts
  • Interrupt Service Routine and its working
  • Interrupts Hardware
  • Enabling and Disabling Interrupts
  • Handling Multiple Interrupts
  • Daisy Chain Mechanism
  • Interrupt latency

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INTERRUPTS

Our processor repeatedly keeps on checking for the SIN and SOUT bits for the synchronization in the program. Hence, the processor does not do any things useful…

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Mrinal Walia

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