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Title:
KEYBOARD UNIT AND KEYBOARD DEGRADATION DETECTION METHOD
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2007122245
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To realize preventive maintenance of a keyboard by determining in advance a condition unable to transmit key code data caused by a key switch trouble.

Key switch conditions on a key matrix (3) are detected for every scanning output signal (2) transmitted from a microprocessor (1). A sense signal (4) is reversed and transmitted to the microprocessor (1) at the key input. The key code data is transmitted to a host computer (8). In this case, after amplifying decreased voltage caused by contact resistance of the key switch generating on the sense signal (4) by an amplifier (5), the output to the microprocessor (1) is reversed when comparing with reference voltage set up with a comparator (6) by assuming a replacement period and detecting a value exceeding the reference voltage, and the microprocessor (1) reports it to the host computer (8).


Inventors:
INNAMI TOSHIO
Application Number:
JP2005311342A
Publication Date:
May 17, 2007
Filing Date:
October 26, 2005
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Assignee:
NEC INFRONTIA CORP
International Classes:
G06F3/02
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
池田 憲保
福田 修一
佐々木 敬