05081297 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 7 patents.

A reconfigurable signal processing device that includes a plurality of programmable modules that are reconfigurable to perform one of a plurality of selected signal processing functions. The modules may be reconfigured under software control to act as one of a time base generator, a counter, an accumulator, an address register, a delay circuit, and a timer. The plurality of modules are selectively reconfigured and selectably interconnected by a configuration and control circuit that receives command signals from the host processor containing the control software. The device further includes a plurality of input channels for receiving and initially processing analog signals to be tested and a high speed memory for storing data as required for the selected signal processing device. The devices that can be formed by configuring and interconnecting the programmable modules are for example, a counter/timer, an arbitrary function generator, a pluse generator, and a digitizer.

Title
Software reconfigurable instrument with programmable counter modules reconfigurable as a counter/timer, function generator and digitizer
Application Number
860158
Publication Number
5081297
Application Date
March 9, 1989
Publication Date
January 14, 1992
Inventor
Michael Ugenti
Melville
NY, US
Kar Kui Mark
Rosedale
NY, US
Charles D Albrecht
Commack
NY, US
Joseph A Lebel
New Hyde Park
NY, US
Agent
Scully Scott Murphy & Presser
Assignee
Grumman Aerospace Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H03K 21/00
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