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Remote, System Level Error Injection Method for System Design Validation and Marketing for High-Density Systems with Sophisticated Built-in Error Recovery Subsystems.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015632D
Original Publication Date: 2002-May-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Problem: As systems become more dense and sophisticated, it becomes increasingly difficult for Marketing to demonstrate innovative high-speed error recovery design features to customers and for system test organizations to validate high-speed error recovery features. It is no longer a matter of mashing a couple of wires together or using a simple switch to demonstrate or validate these features because the added wire length, alone, will destroy signal timing and signal quality to a device so that normal operation becomes impossible. Therefore, system level error injection circuitry must: 1 . have short net lengths 2 . have remote control 3 . be portable