INTEGRATED PASS-THROUGH LOGIC
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-10
In typical data communication systems configured in a ring or loop network, when an individual sta- tion loses power, the entire link goes down unless a mechanical relay is included to pass through data transmitted from the uplink station to the downlink station. However, the relay requires significant power and, when power is lost in high speed links, many data frames may be destroyed before the relay con- tacts settle down.