Bus Protecting Driver with Error Detection
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
This article describes a driver circuit for devices in a common bus system. The circuit has parallel driver elements with a common output node. The use of multiple driver elements prevents disruption of bus operation even if one of the driver elements fails. The article also describes online self test circuits for detecting driver element input and output errors.