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Rapid Set Up for Cycle Steal Commands

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053766D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Booth, RC [+details]

Abstract

An input/output (I/O) adapter for transferring data by cycle stealing also cycle steals the parameters required for the data transfer. This avoids the usual requirement for loading a number of parameters under the slow process of individual programmed transfer before the high-speed cycle-steal data transfer can begin.