Accession Number : ADD010994

Title :   Programmable Bootstrap Loading System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Page,R E ; Brackett,R B

Report Date : 07 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This report describes a programmable bootstrap loader device for loading or transferring programs into the main memory of a computer system. This device includes a processor-peripheral interface for decoding instructions of the computer system and for generating control signals to operate peripheral equipment coupled to the system. An alterable or programmable memory stores a set of instructions which makes up a bootstrap loader program, is not lost when power to the system is shut off. An alterable memory access circuit is coupled between the processor-peripheral interface and the alterable memory to enable an operator to alter discreet instructions of the stored bootstrap loader program. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Data processing equipment, *Input, *Computer programming, Loaders, Transfer, Data storage systems, Instructions, Nonvolatile memories, Decoding, Diagrams

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE