Time-gap defect detection apparatus and method

  • US 7,653,766 B1
  • Filed: 04/23/2008
  • Issued: 01/26/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus detecting time-gap defects in a first device communicating with a second device and a third device, the apparatus comprising:

  • the first device controlling an exchange of data between the second and third devices, configured to detect errors in the exchange, and having a buffer, characterized by a capacity, to temporarily store the data exchanged, anda memory device operably connected to the first device to store data structures of executable and non-executable types, the data structures comprising a detector detecting a time-gap sufficiently long that a data transfer error has occurred, causing data corruption undetected by the first device.

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