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Suzanne L Estrada, Robert R Ploger III: Multiprotocol I/O communications controller unit including emulated I/O controllers and tables translation of common commands and device addresses. International Business Machines Corporation, John E Hoel, August 8, 1989: US04855905 (114 worldwide citation)

The improved I/O controller includes a data processing element for executing a sequence of stored program instructions to control the transfer of data between respective ones of a plurality of I/O devices and the host computer. The controller further includes a memory element for storing the program ...


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Robert R Ploger III: Field programmable general purpose interface adapter for connecting peripheral devices within a computer system. International Business Machines Corporation, John D Flynn, Joseph C Redmond Jr, Mark A Wurm, July 16, 1996: US05537607 (24 worldwide citation)

A peripheral circuit interface adapter for a computer system is defined whose function is established programmatically rather than being designed, laid out and fabricated uniquely for each different function the interface adapter might perform. A designer can program the interface adapter function a ...