Accession Number : ADD012957

Title :   Network Interface Module and Method.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Benken,Richard P

Report Date : 09 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : An interface module and associated software connect a broad range of computer systems to a real time local area network. It connects to a host computer system that needs only to use parallel data input/output ports in order to communicate with the module. Hardware on the interface module accomplishes transmitting data to and receiving data from the local area network, all of these transfers of data being via a buffer memory. The interface module is capable of transmitting and receiving serial data at a rate of ten megabits per second, can store approximately 14 kilobytes of this data internally in the buffer memory, and can then transfer the data to or from a host computer system at a rate of 16 bits every 719 nanoseconds. A graphics processor is used to drive real-time graphics displays in the cockpit of a simulator and the module of this invention interfaces the graphics processor to a minicomputer. (Patents)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *BUFFER STORAGE, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *NETWORKS, *PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, *INTERFACES, *MINICOMPUTERS, MEMORY DEVICES, COMPUTERS, DRIVES, GRAPHICS, REAL TIME, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COCKPITS, INVENTIONS, TRANSMITTING

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE