Accession Number : ADD016077

Title :   Microprocessor Chip Incorporating Optical Signal Coupling Transceiver.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Feb 90, patented 17 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Nhu, David H

Report Date : 17 Aug 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Microprocessor and transceiver circuitry are incorporated into a single chip for enhanced, high speed operation of an electronic circuit board by use of optical fiber connections between two or more of such single chips and external peripherals. The transceiver circuitry includes transmitter and receiver sections through which the optical signals are respectively generated and received by a light emitting diode and a photo-diode.

Descriptors :   *CIRCUIT BOARDS, *MICROPROCESSORS, *PATENTS, *CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), *INTEGRATION, CIRCUITS, DIODES, ELECTRONICS, EXTERNAL, LIGHT, LIGHT EMITTING DIODES, RECEIVERS, SIGNALS, TRANSMITTERS, VELOCITY, PHOTODIODES, FIBER OPTICS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE