The Motorola 68000 family of processors can be at an interrupt priority level from 0 (no interrupt in progress) up to 7. While the processor is handling an interrupt at one level, it will ignore other interrupts at that level or lower.
- Interrupt request
(IRQ) The name of an input found on many processors which causes the processor to suspend normal instruction execution temporarily and to start executing an interrupt handler routine. Such an input may be either “level sensitive” – the interrupt condition will persist as long as the input is active or “edge triggered” – an interrupt […]
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