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Bus Arbitration Logic

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055749D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Edgar, AD [+details]

Abstract

This bus arbitration logic resolves contention among several devices desiring a common bus for communications from one of the devices to another. The bus arbitration logic is represented in Fig. 1 as a module replicated as the communications controller for each bus master device capable of seizing the bus for communications. There is no logic common between modules, as exists in many arbitration schemes which use a common traffic controller.