[ntp:questions] Cheap ($29.90) GPS receiver
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Tue Apr 20 18:34:09 UTC 2010
>The serial chip does not do that. It will send the interrupt at the
>time it has assembled a full character.
Some of the serial chips have large FIFOs and wait until the FIFO
has several characters and/or there is no activity for a while.
The idea is to save CPU cycles by batching interrupts.
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