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Bus based timed input output module

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May 14, 2019
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Described herein are features related to a bus based timed input output module (TIO) for use in control systems of physical systems, particularly where the physical systems are safety critical systems. When the TIO is powered on, one or more operations are performed by the TIO, wherein the one or more operations, when performed by the TIO: 1) cause the TIO to be non-functional, thereby preventing the TIO from improperly or accidentally activating a Component in communication with the TIO; 2) clears the TIO of previous operations (if any); and 3) facilitates compatibility of the TIO with an arbitrary Component.
September 6, 2017
G06F 13/12 (20060101); G05B 19/04 (20060101); G06F 13/362 (20060101);
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.