So my problem is simple: I have an IC that provides an output pin to alert you when some condition is met. The output pin is open-collector, high-impedance when active. I want to monitor this output on another IC (a microcontroller, specifically).
Is this as simple as having a pull-up on the output so when it's "on"... the level goes low and I just monitor for the high-to-low transition? I feel like I'm overthinking this, but it's not immediately setting off a light-bulb in my head.