Logic Interface to Allow High Performance Event Tracing With Low Performance Monitoring Devices
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This trace interface allows the monitoring or tracing of events that occur randomly in a high speed device by a lower speed device. The tools used to observe the behavior of the latest generation computer devices are often previous generation designs. The tools are often designed in a slower technology than that used by the device to be monitored. This design makes it possible to use the old, lower performance devices to monitor the new, faster devices by providing an interface to capture selected random events in the faster devices and to pass the resulting data to the lower speed device in a consistent manner without significant information loss.