DATA STROBE INDUCTOR FOR ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE INTERFERENCE ELIMINATION
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In a xerographic printing device coupled to a computer terminal output port, the potential exists for the transfer of an electrostatic discharge spike from an operator to the computer terminal or surrounding equipment and furniture. Subsequently, this type of electrostatic discharge may become electromagnetically coupled to the communications cable passing between the computer terminal and the printing device. Furthermore, should the printing device utilize a data strobe line to enable synchronous data transmission, the electromagnetic voltage spike that is produced may cause the communications hardware to interpret the electromagnetic spike as a data strobe pulse. This would result in the communications controller of the printing device latching whatever data last remained on the parallel data line.