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High Speed Multi-Access Data Bus
Author(s): Alan Nitteberg; Stan Fralick; Cliff Reader
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Paper Abstract

A 160 million bit per second (Mbps) data bus system is presented. This system provides a high speed data path between distributed subsystems through the use of microprocessor controlled access ports called nodes. Data bus system operation, node functions and high level node design are described. The system is modularly designed to allow data transmission rates from 20 to 160 Mbps in 20 Mbps steps. Each step is achieved by adding a 20 Mbps cable to the bus system, up to the maximum of eight cables. This modularity yields flexibility in tailoring the bus system transfer rate to the character of a particular application or to provide redundant cables for backup capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0318, 1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (14 January 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.967630
Show Author Affiliations
Alan Nitteberg, ESL,Incorporated (United States)
Stan Fralick, Fralick Associates (United States)
Cliff Reader, ESL,Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0318:
1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Andre J. Duerinckx, Editor(s)

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