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System and method of operation of dual redundant controllers

Patent Number: 6,845,467

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A system and method for the switching of control between redundant controllers is presented. The status of the redundant controllers is monitored to determine if switching of control between controllers is required. The monitoring and switching system is hardware based with control being implemented via a state machine.
Patent Number: 6,845,467
Issue Date: 2005-01-18

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