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Table-Driven Manual Functions Support/Human Interface Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062043D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

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Pfeiffer, RT [+details]


In a system with an open architected bus structure, to which a variety of intelligent bus units can be attached, it is desirable to provide a human interface to the reliability and serviceability functions for a variety of (bus unit) configurations. It is desirable to impose few limitations on the bus units attached to the "open" bus with respect to data subfields for the architected bus messages used to provide reliability and serviceability functions. This is accomplished in a system level service function for all bus units attached to the "open" bus in the following manner. This service function is a software module which allows the tailoring of any Bus Unit to the specific information required for any given function to its Bus Unit without impacting the support software.