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Printer Interface Adapter for OEM Host Processors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057404D
Original Publication Date: 1988-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bell, BC Westcott, GR [+details]

Abstract

A logical interface adapter is provided for an impact line printer that enables the printer to be attached to host data processing systems of different original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The adapter architecture is diagrammed in the figure. Attachment of the adapter is made to the host system through a parallel interface at cables 1 and 2 for transmitting data, strobe, request and special control signals. Line groups 3, 4, and 5 connect to a task interface of the printer.