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Optically Coupled Monitoring System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055348D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Troop, WC [+details]

Abstract

This monitoring system eliminates the need for separate latch/sense circuits presently being used in electromagnetic telephone switches. It also replaces the extra relay contact currently being used to signal the latch/sense circuits. A key feature of this monitoring system is the way it insures that both of the silicon-controlled rectifiers SCR1 and SCR2 are triggered upon computer command.