Table of Contents
    Home / Computers / Programmable Interrupt Controller
    Computers 1 min read

    Programmable Interrupt Controller

    A Programmable Interrupt Controller (PIC) 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).

    Was this Article helpful? Yes No