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When information from input/output devices is requested by application software, a timer sets a predetermined sleep time period, and when the sleep time period expires, it is checked whether the information has been obtained. The sleep time period is suitably set in consideration of the response speed of the input/output devices and the influence of the delay on the processing. Accordingly, the sleep mode is entered while waiting for an input/output response, thus reducing electric power consumption.

Title
Microcomputer which enters sleep mode for a predetermined period of time on response to an activity of an input/output device
Application Number
7/137667
Publication Number
5083266
Application Date
December 24, 1987
Publication Date
January 21, 1992
Inventor
Minoru Watanabe
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Cushman Darby & Cushman
Assignee
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
JP
IPC
G06F 1/32
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