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Audit Interface for Microprocessor Controlled Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069709D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Casler, DH Leonard, MA [+details]

Abstract

The audit interface concept offers a flexible technique for interfacing a user to a microprocessor-controlled device. In this case, user refers to a CPU resident control program, a microprocessor resident off-line diagnostic control routine, or a maintenance panel interface routine. This technique provides a method of transferring control and data both ways between the user and the functional microcode. The audit concept is a tool for support of software/hardware systems design, development, debug, validation and maintenance.