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Method for Address Fault Detection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035164D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chencinski, EW Strait, GE [+details]

Abstract

A method of providing a quick and rigorous diagnostic test for addressing faults and individual stuck data bits in any writeable memory system is presented. The test is applicable to almost any large memory system, and may be implemented entirely under software control, or with hardware support for maximum speed. This test is completely independent of any hardware monitoring, such as parity checking, that may be used while the memory system is in actual operation. (Image Omitted)