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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066549D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Sibbers, DE [+details]

Abstract

An effective apparatus for controlling an input/output device is a controller including a programmed logic array (PLA) which is tailored to the functions of the device. In such a controller, when there is a diagnostic requirement that entails the repetitive sampling of signal levels on a bus to determine conditions such as up, down or pulsing to isolate failures, a software solution would require either a higher performance controller or an independent hardware sampling device.