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Low-Cost Loop-Back Scheme for a PARALLEL Data Port

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037014D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Chew, PF [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a scheme for inexpensively adding a loop-back/wrap-back feature for a parallel data port. This can be done inexpensively by splitting a data bus into a send and receive half. A wrap plug is used to wrap the send half into the receive half. Data patterns are then rippled through to detect stuck bits.