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Dynamic Self-Configuration for Memory Cards Arrangement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034967D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Anthony, BO Kuhlman, CL [+details]

Abstract

This arrangement constitutes a method to support 4 memory card slots of which each one could have a 0.5M or a 2M card installed. This allows the computer product to expand its memory to meet future needs. Also, any memory card may be used in any card slot to allow for ease of customer setup. This arrangement removes the requirement of the customer doing the memory configuration at the time the card is installed or during a card failure. (Image Omitted) One solution to meet these requirements would be to have switches on the memory card that the customer would set to define the card size and what memory address range this card recognizes. The problem with this is that the customer has to do the configuration if more memory is added.