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Critical Module Personality Identification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034784D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hendershot, DR Millas, RJ [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a technique for identifying the level of critical logic modules on a computer card. Computer cards typically are built with several high density logic modules. These modules can contain several thousand gates. Therefore, since large portions of logic are contained within these modules, these modules are critical modules. To a product engineer working on a customer problem, it may become necessary to determine the level of critical modules and know what changes are in the critical modules. This may become a greater problem if the engineer is at a remote location and not able to visually inspect the modules. Disclosed herein is a method of determining the level of critical logic modules by electronic means.