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Address-Setting Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043798D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Billian, A [+details]

Abstract

This proposal is to be used in a communications controller wherein the native subchannel (NSC) addresses and emulated subchannel (ESC) addresses have to be set or tested without requiring card handling. Fig. 1 shows the block diagram of a communications controller controlling data exchanges between communications lines and a host system under the control of a central control unit (CCU). A service processor (SP) is used for diagnostic and initialization purposes. The channel adapter comprises a CCU interface card (CCIN) a channel interface card (CHIN) which contains the ESC address range jumpers and a channel adapter driver receiver card (CADR) which contains the NSC address jumpers. Up to two host systems A and B may be attached to one channel adapter. A logic circuit (Fig.