Patent Number: 6,253,304

Title: Collation of interrupt control devices

Abstract: A first and a second local interrupt controller are disposed on a single integrated circuit. The first and second local interrupt controllers are coupled to controllably provide at least one interrupt request signal, respectively, to a first and second processor. An input/output (I/O) interrupt controller is also on the integrated circuit and coupled to receive an interrupt request from at least one input/output device. A communication circuit on the integrated circuit is coupled to the input/output interrupt controller and the first and second local interrupt controllers. The communication circuit provides for transfer of interrupt information between the first local interrupt controller, the second local interrupt controller and the input/output interrupt controller.

Inventors: Hewitt; Larry (Austin, TX), Suggs; David Neal (Austin, TX), Smaus; Greg (Austin, TX), Meyer; Derrick R. (Austin, TX)

Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 9/48 (20060101); G06F 9/46 (20060101); G06F 009/46 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018