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Adapter card address on a single pin

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016061D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A telecommunication product such as a hub or a router is made of one or two processor cards, one or two switch cards and several adapters. Each adapter must have a unique card address in the equipment. Due to the number of adapters in the system several pins are dedicated on each adapter connector to this function. With the current invention these connector pins are replaced by only one pin. The following figure describes the principle of the invention based on four adapters for the ease of description. Backplane F/4