05659680 is referenced by 67 patents and cites 31 patents.

A PC-based diagnostic system is modular-based, and includes a motherboard, a backplane board, a PCMCIA board, and a keypad adapter board. The motherboard communicates with I/O modules connected to the backplane board, PCMCIA modules connected to the PCMCIA board, and with a keypad or a mouse through the keypad adapter board. Based on the type of device to be tested, various diagnostic programs can be accessed internally to provide the signals used to perform the test. A system controller and a processor are provided on the motherboard to control the transfer of data and control from the motherboard, through the backplane, and to the I/O modules. Additional select lines are provided to select one or more I/O modules during a test. An ISA bus is also provided in a standard arrangement.

Title
PC compatible modular based diagnostic system
Application Number
8/491341
Publication Number
5659680
Application Date
June 30, 1995
Publication Date
August 19, 1997
Inventor
Michael F Kapolka
Sterling Heights
MI, US
Andrew R Reading
Rochester Hills
MI, US
Glen B Cunningham
Boston
MA, US
Agent
Foley and Lardner
Assignee
Micro Processor Systems
MI, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
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