05923677 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 7 patents.

A method and apparatus for diagnosing or detecting failures or faults in or between circuits such as signal processing circuits of a video camera system. Predetermined test pattern data may be generated on a first or transmitting side (circuit) and discrimination pattern data having substantially the same data pattern as the test pattern data may be generated on a second or receiving side (circuit) in synchronism with the test pattern data. The test pattern data and the discrimination pattern data may be compared. A failure or faulty spot in or between circuits may be determined in accordance with the results of such comparison.

Title
Method and apparatus for detecting failures between circuits
Application Number
8/841948
Publication Number
5923677
Application Date
April 8, 1997
Publication Date
July 13, 1999
Inventor
Kenichi Aihara
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Frommer Lawrence & Haug
Agent
Dennis M Smid
William S Frommer
Assignee
Sony Corporation
JP
IPC
G01R 31/28
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