How many pins does an irq have?
IRQ 0 - System timer. IRQ 1 - Keyboard. IRQ 2 - Cascaded signals from IRQs 8-15. IRQ 3 - COM2 (Default) and COM4 (User) serial ports IRQ 4 - COM1 (Default) and COM3 (User) serial ports IRQ 5 - LPT2 Parallel Port 2 or sound card IRQ 6 - Floppy disk controller IRQ 7 - LPT1 Parallel Port 1 or sound card (8-bit Sound Blaster and compatibles) IRQ 8 - Real time clock IRQ…
IRQ or interupt request : An IRQ allows a device to request certain system resources on priority. Normally, the system allowcates the different non-competing IRQ numbers to different devices. The system allocated IRQs may some times be manually changed. However, it may lead to serious IRQ conflicts resulting in a hung operating system.