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Network Control Unit Coax Protocol Simulator/ Verifier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049942D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Knight, SA [+details]

Abstract

A programmable coaxial network unit controller provides the ability to control the content and timing of a coax line communication protocol. In the past, each time a new type of computer was used, a new coax line communication interface was developed. The protocol standard has been to make the terminal computers adhere to the protocol of the host computer coax control unit. The present arrangement provides a simulator/ verifier which can simulate the network protocol and function as either a coax control unit or a coax adapter. The simulator/ verifier furnishes good and bad commands, responses and data in any combination.