Accession Number : AD0787440

Title :   Design and Implementation of a Ring Interface/Host Adapter for an IBM System 360.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Wortmann,Eberhard Otto

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : At the Naval Postgraduate School a project is underway to develop a ring communication network which will eventually connect various computer facilities on the campus. The main emphasis is put on modularity to increase design flexibility and keep cost low. Therefore all host/ring interface functions are performed by a general purpose Ring Interface which then is adapted to its specific host by a device called the Ring Interface/Host Adapter. Here the design and implementation of an adapter is described that matches the Ring Interface to the Naval Postgraduate School's IBM System 360/67. The heart of the adapter is a programmed control unit or microcontroller with an assembler-level programming language, SMAL. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Communications networks, *Data processing terminals, Interfaces, Adaptive systems, Computer programming, Logic devices, Central processing units, Graphics, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE