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Audio Monitoring and Recording for Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000073565D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Drews, H: AUTHOR

Abstract

The figure shows an arrangement for the dynamic monitoring of the functions of computer systems and associated devices while in operation, without interfering with their operation or performance. The arrangement may be employed to study systems, individual devices and users of same. For example, processors, channels, control units, input/output devices, terminals, and other components of an interconnected system including typewriters, keypunches and sorters may be studied.

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Audio Monitoring and Recording for Computers

The figure shows an arrangement for the dynamic monitoring of the functions of computer systems and associated devices while in operation, without interfering with their operation or performance. The arrangement may be employed to study systems, individual devices and users of same. For example, processors, channels, control units, input/output devices, terminals, and other components of an interconnected system including typewriters, keypunches and sorters may be studied.

Each unit is supplied with external connectors that give access to the signals that represent the main operating functions of the unit. Operators, programmers, maintenance personnel may use these signals for monitoring, testing and evaluating the performance of each unit, or of many units operating concurrently, and interacting with one another. Audio devices such as amplifiers, earphones, tape recorders are used for monitoring and storing the signals that represent the internal functions of the units under test. Lights may be used in conjunction with the external interfaces for a visual indication of the signals present. Signals being monitored may be played back or displayed directly through oscilloscopes or oscillographic recorders, not shown.

Multiple recorders or recorders with multiple channels, not shown, may be coupled to any of the outputs shown for monitoring several events simultaneously. For special events to be monitored, circuits to generate a signal when a...