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Fast General-Purpose State Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036318D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Taylor, JL [+details]

Abstract

This disclosure describes a scheme which simplifies channel interface state rules and translates them into tabular form. All information is inferred only from the rules, in particular, tag polarity, significance and priority. Tags are all handled and tested in parallel by table look-up suitable for RISC architecture. A fast compact solution resulted. Alternatives would require either special hardware such as PLA or more code space.