ApplicationNo. 459323 filed on 12/29/1989
US Classes:711/115Detachable memory
ExaminersPrimary: Shaw, Gareth D.
Assistant: Kulik, Paul V.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG06F 012/06
Foreign Application Priority Data1986-05-06 JP
AbstractA memory cartridge is loaded in a main unit of a personal computer when used. The memory cartridge comprises a case, and a printed circuit board which is installed therein and on which a large-capacity, one-chip ROM is mounted. Storage area of the one-chip ROM is divided into a plurality of banks respectively having memory addresses of a number accessible by a central processing unit of the main unit, and one specific bank among them is allocated to an address space accessible all the time by the central processing unit. Bank selecting data for selecting other banks is stored in that specific bank. The bank selecting data is read out with progress of a program stored in the specific bank, being loaded in a counter. The content of the counter is inputted to the most significant three bits of address of the one-chip ROM. The most significant three bits of the address function as bank designating bits. An arbitrary bank of the one-chip ROM is changed over at an arbitrary timing by the bank selecting data outputted from the other banks of the one-chip ROM.