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Enhanced Sensor Tracking

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050877D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Stranko, TA [+details]

Abstract

In hardware systems where a multitude of sense lines must be tracked dependent on the changing state of the environment, it is important that critical sense lines be responded to quickly when activated. A typical scheme for doing this would be to divide the sense lines into groups, compare the lines per group with mask bits to activate an interrupt, and funnel a single interrupt line per group to an intelligent controller. The scheme described here expands on this idea and improves its availability and reliability.