Interrupts and Input/Output

  • Sivarama P. Dandamudi
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Computer Science book series (UTCS)


  • To describe the interrupt mechanism of Pentium

  • To explain software and hardware interrupts

  • To discuss DOS and BIOS interrupt services to interact with I/O devices such as the keyboard, printer, and display screen

  • To illustrate writing user defined interrupt service routines

  • To provide an understanding of some peripheral support chips

  • To discuss how programmed input/output is done with I/O ports using in and out instructions

  • To describe the polling mechanism and the associated overheads


Code Segment Keyboard Input ASCII Code Interrupt Service Routine Interrupt Request 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sivarama P. Dandamudi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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