Abbreviated as PIC, a Programmable Interrupt Controller is a interrupt controller that manages interrupt signals received from devices by combining multiple interrupts into a single interrupt output. PIC is found on most PCs today. One of the most well-known Programmable Interrupt Controllers is Intel 8259A, which was included in the x86 PC as a part of the motherboard chipset.
Compare with Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC).
- Progress Software
A leading software company in the DBMS field. Although Progress Software has its own DBMS system, it’s real strength is in providing tools to develop applications that can interact with any DBMS.
- Project Echo
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