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A peripheral controller is described which is suitable for connecting a selected one of a plurality of peripheral devices to a computer system. The peripheral controller comprises programmable bidirectional line driver/receiver devices which can be operated in an input only mode, an output only mode or a bidirectional mode and which can be set into an appropriate mode by configuration control data sent from the computer system to the peripheral controller. The peripheral controller also includes a re-configurable logic array which can be configured under the control of the configuration control data to implement a particular interface required for the selected peripheral device. This increases the efficiency of use of a peripheral interface.

Title
Uni and bi-directional signal transfer modes in peripheral controller and method of operating same
Application Number
7/871518
Publication Number
5379382
Application Date
April 21, 1992
Publication Date
January 3, 1995
Inventor
Peter A Albiez
Cheshire
GB
Gareth J Jones
Manchester
GB
Gordon S Work
Warrington
GB
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis
Assignee
Pilkington Micro Electronics
GB
IPC
G06F 13/00
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