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High-speed ACR/NEMA interface
Author(s): Gerard L. Reijns; D. Santilli; G. Schellingerhout; A. J. Jochem; Fenno P. Ottes; I. W. van Aken
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Paper Abstract

The design and implementation of a standard high speed ACR-NEMA communications interface is described. The upper layers e.g. the Presentation layer, Session layer and part of the Transport/Network layer have been implemented in software. In order to reach the speed requirement of 8M byte/sec. the lower layers e.g. part of the Transport/Network layer and Data Link layer have been implemented in hardware. We have developed and built an interface for an IBM personal computer P5/2 model 50, working under the operating system OS/2. The PS/2, model 50 has been equipped with a fast micro-channel bus, which enables a large throughput. The operating systern OS/2 has a multitasking capability, which enables concurrent programming. In order to minimize the delays, we used this multitasking facility to create a number of parallel operating "threads". The Transport/Network layer functions have been implemented using a receive thread, two send threads and a device driver with three hardware registers. The time to transfer a packet by DMA, to initiate the DMA logic and to execute the required Kernal functions have each been measured and figures are shown. The Data Link layer provides for storage of two packets in two separate random access memories (RAM's). These two RAM's enable a pipelined operation, which minimizes the delay in the Data Link layer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1234, Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19005
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Gerard L. Reijns, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
D. Santilli, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
G. Schellingerhout, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
A. J. Jochem, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Fenno P. Ottes, BAZIS (Netherlands)
I. W. van Aken, BAZIS (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1234:
Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation
Samuel J. Dwyer III; R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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