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A universal processor-direct bus structure on a specifically partitioned motherboard uses a separate local bus translator card to adapt to a specific local bus protocol and configuration. The processor-direct bus on the motherboard contains a superset of all of the primary signals required to implement any desired local bus structure. The translator card incorporates the connectors and bus translation protocol for a specific local bus structure on a separate card which is connected to the partitioned motherboard through the universal processor-direct bus. Thus, the universal processor-direct bus combined with the translator card makes it possible to have a standard bus (for example an ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) bus, EISA bus, MCA bus, PCI bus, C-bus, S-100 bus and/or other buses) mounted directly on the motherboard with one or more of the same standard buses or a different local bus interfaced to the motherboard through the universal processor-direct bus. This unique combination of a motherboard having a universal processor-direct bus with plug in local bus translator cards provides a unique, low cost, flexible solution to the problem of standard and local bus obsolescence, local bus non-upgradeability and local bus non-flexibility.

Title
Computer system with a processor-direct universal bus connector and interchangeable bus translator
Application Number
7/862989
Publication Number
5440755
Application Date
April 6, 1992
Publication Date
August 8, 1995
Inventor
Jimmy D Jen
Irvine
CA, US
John J Harwer
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Agent
Dennis H Epperson
Assignee
Accelerated Systems
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 15/20
G06F 13/38
G06F 13/40
G06F 13/42
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