Serial Protocols Compared
- TIA/EIA-232-F (typically referred to as RS-232) is a common interface that can be
found on almost every personal computer. RS-232 is a complete standard, not only
including electrical characteristics, but physical and mechanical characteristics as well,
such as connection hardware, pin-outs, and signal names.
Introduction to Interrupts
- When a device asserts its interrupt request signal, it must be processed in an
orderly fashion. All CPUs, and many devices, have some mechanism for
enabling/disabling interrupt recognition and processing:
Synergy cross-computer keyboard/mouse use
- Synergy is FOSS that lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, without special hardware. All you need is a LAN connection. It's intended for users with multiple computers, where each system uses its own display.