Transfer system for multi-variable control units
Data processor system including data-save controller for protection against loss of volatile memory information during power failure
Data transmitting link
Microcomputer with power-save output instructions Patent #: 4590553
ApplicationNo. 06/630239 filed on 07/12/1984
US Classes:713/1, DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM INITIALIZATION OR CONFIGURATION (E.G., INITIALIZING, SET UP, CONFIGURATION, OR RESETTING)713/300COMPUTER POWER CONTROL
ExaminersPrimary: Shaw, Gareth D.
Assistant: Eakman, Christina M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 1/24 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1983-07-13 JP
AbstractA microcomputer including a functional element for executing an internal reset instruction within the microcomputer, without a usual external reset signal. The internal reset instruction is executed every time a usual power-off instruction is executed. Thus, a power-off signal responding to the power-off instruction is maintained as it is by execution of the internal reset instruction. The microcomputer further includes a functional element for maintaining at least the level of a power-off signal until the power is completely cut off.