Accession Number : ADD017660
Title : I/O Interface between VME Bus and Asynchronous Serial Data Computer.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 8 May 92, patented 9 May 95,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : McKim, Dale W
Report Date : 09 May 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 10
Abstract : A computer interface is provided to support communication between a VMEbus architecture and a computer having its input/output (I/O) interface based on MIL- STD 1397B Type D or E asynchronous serial data specifications. A dual port RAM provides temporary storage for VMEbus data being transferred to the computer and computer data being transferred to the VMEbus. Both the VMEbus data and computer data are stored in a VMEbus parallel format. An interrupt controller is responsive to interrupt control signals on the VMEbus and a local bus. The interrupt controller places a processor interrupt on the local bus in response to an interrupt control signal on the VMEbus, and places a VME interrupt on the VMEbus in response to an interrupt control signal on the local bus. A processor, responsive to the processor interrupt, generates a write control signal and transfers the VMEbus data stored in the dual port RAM onto the local bus. An interface controller, responsive to the write control signal and a select signal indicative of one of the type D or E I/O interface specifications, converts the VMEbus data transferred onto the local bus into asynchronous serial data in accordance with MIL-STD I 397B. The interface controller also is responsive to a request-to-send control signal from the computer to convert asynchronous serial data from the computer into computer data. The processor, also responsive to the request-to-send control signal, generates a read control signal and the interrupt control signal on the local bus. The interface controller, responsive to the read control signal, transfers the computer data to the dual port RAM via the local bus.
Descriptors : *COMPUTERS, *INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, *PATENTS, INTERFACES, SIGNALS, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, FORMATS, TRANSFER, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, STORAGE, READING
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE