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Controlling Trap Interrupts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056352D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Freeman, JW [+details]

Abstract

The trap interrupt on many microprocessors, such as the Intel 8085 microprocessor, cannot normally be disabled. If the trap interrupt signal is active at power-on reset time, an uncontrollable branch to an error routine will take place before the control of the system can be established.