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Customer-Configurable Tail Gate

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043681D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boeckh, L: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Input/output (I/O) devices and teleprocessing lines can be easily configured by non-DP personnel using the proposed latchable plug-in units 1 which are plugged into tail gate board 2 arranged in the processor (Fig. 1). Each plug-in unit 1 consists of a metal or plastic housing 3a, 3b, inside of which circuit cards 4 with logic and driver circuits are arranged (Fig. 2). Thus, the tail gate of the processor can be configured by the customer without field engineering involvement. Such a plug-in unit 1 permits the connection of coaxial cables 6, teleprocessing lines 7, I/O lines, etc. The proposed tail gate saves field engineering installation time as well as board space and expensive tail gate cables 5.

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Customer-Configurable Tail Gate

Input/output (I/O) devices and teleprocessing lines can be easily configured by non-DP personnel using the proposed latchable plug-in units 1 which are plugged into tail gate board 2 arranged in the processor (Fig. 1). Each plug-in unit 1 consists of a metal or plastic housing 3a, 3b, inside of which circuit cards 4 with logic and driver circuits are arranged (Fig. 2). Thus, the tail gate of the processor can be configured by the customer without field engineering involvement. Such a plug-in unit 1 permits the connection of coaxial cables 6, teleprocessing lines 7, I/O lines, etc. The proposed tail gate saves field engineering installation time as well as board space and expensive tail gate cables 5.

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