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8250 definition

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A UART that can operate at a maximum of 9600 baud.
The 8250 is used in IBM PC XT computers. It works in an IBM PC AT under DOS but generates unwanted interrupts when used at 9600 baud. The IBM PC BIOS has a bug fix for this chip.
(2004-03-21)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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