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A digital processor system including several function modules where each modules includes circuitry to perform at least one computational task and circuitry to transfer information containing that module's respective computational task capability to a logical arbiter upon initialization. Each module further includes circuitry to interface to the logical arbiter upon initialization to determine that module's address. Further disclosed is an information bus that connects all function modules together with the logical arbiter. The presence of the logical arbiter provides for a self-configuration capability upon initialization.

Title
Self-configuring digital processor system with logical arbiter
Application Number
365728
Publication Number
4633392
Application Date
April 22, 1985
Publication Date
December 30, 1986
Inventor
Marvin C Conrad
Houston
TX, US
John McGrath
Bedford
GB
Nicholas K D Ing Simmons
Bedford
GB
Geoffrey P F Vincent
Bedford
GB
Agent
Melvin Sharp
N Rhys Merrett
Robert D Marshal Jr
Assignee
Texas Instruments Incorporated
TX, US
IPC
G06F 9/02
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