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Test Coverage Measurement Adapter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056960D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Nakamura, T Shindoh, M [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a test coverage measurement adapter which is used for measuring text coverage of microcode without a personal computer. The present adapter comprises a random-access storage which stores test coverage data and a battery which supplies voltage to the random-access storage when the voltage is not supplied to the adapter from the personal computer or an adapter box. A test coverage measurement adapter according to the prior art needs a personal computer for measuring text coverage because the adapter can be supplied by only the personal computer. If the prior adapter was removed from the I/O slot of the personal computer, data stored in a random-access storage would be destroyed. The voltage of the present test coverage measurement adapter can be supplied by either a personal computer or an adapter box.