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Anr Card Auto Test

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041704D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Krager, KI: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The 327X family of terminals can be emulated and run under microprocessor control, such as, for example, by and with the IBM Personal Computer (PC). The interface and some appropriate logic therefor, for any particular one of these terminals, is implemented in the form of a board of the PC. It would be desirable to allow automated self-test of the terminal emulation card to verify its goodness without requiring an operator to key in specialized test information and/or decipher the results thereof. This can be achieved by adding standard session initiating operator commands to a disk-based diagnostic routine. Then, on "power-up", a test is made for these commands and, when found, the system is automatically logged on to the host system.

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Anr Card Auto Test

The 327X family of terminals can be emulated and run under microprocessor control, such as, for example, by and with the IBM Personal Computer (PC). The interface and some appropriate logic therefor, for any particular one of these terminals, is implemented in the form of a board of the PC. It would be desirable to allow automated self-test of the terminal emulation card to verify its goodness without requiring an operator to key in specialized test information and/or decipher the results thereof. This can be achieved by adding standard session initiating operator commands to a disk-based diagnostic routine. Then, on "power-up", a test is made for these commands and, when found, the system is automatically logged on to the host system. Once successful logon has been achieved, the diagnostic routines are run and, if successfully completed, the PC is logged off the host system with an appropriate message. If the diagnostic routines produce an error, that fact can be indicated to the user. This procedure permits an operator with no knowledge of the host system protocols to logon, test the interface card, and logoff therefrom.

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