Accession Number:

ADD010994

Title:

Programmable Bootstrap Loading System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This report describes a programmable bootstrap loader device for loading or transferring programs into the main memory of a computer system. This device includes a processor-peripheral interface for decoding instructions of the computer system and for generating control signals to operate peripheral equipment coupled to the system. An alterable or programmable memory stores a set of instructions which makes up a bootstrap loader program, is not lost when power to the system is shut off. An alterable memory access circuit is coupled between the processor-peripheral interface and the alterable memory to enable an operator to alter discreet instructions of the stored bootstrap loader program. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE