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Microprocessor Controlled Fiber Optic System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053052D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Moore, VS Walewski, LG Wylie, TJ [+details]

Abstract

A microprocessor is actively employed in a full duplex fiber optic communication link. The microprocessor optimizes light-emitting diode (LED) drive current, thereby improving LED life and reliability. By maintaining a constant light level, the cost of the associated light receiver is substantially reduced. The microprocessor may also perform handshaking and reliability and serviceability (RAS) duties.