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7167762 System and method for implementing safety instrumented systems in a fieldbus architecture  
An apparatus, system and process is provided for communicating safety-related data, over an open system, from a sender to a receiver. Safety-related components, including function blocks, flexible...
7167928 Electronic device with USB interface  
A mobile device 1 has a USB transmitter-receiver 3 having one or more interfaces formed by one or more endpoints for exchanging information via the USB, one or more logical devices 61 to 65...
7165127 Flow control for interfaces providing retransmission  
A method and apparatus is described, by means of which a host data communication device obtains the effects of a desired data communication protocol, such as flow control, that may not be supported...
7165131 Separating transactions into different virtual channels  
In one embodiment of the present invention, a method may include separating incoming transactions to an agent of a coherent system into at least a first channel, a second channel, and a third...
7162590 Memory bus within a coherent multi-processing system having a main portion and a coherent multi-processing portion  
Within a coherent multi-processing system multiple processor cores 4, 6 are coupled via respective memory buses to a memory access control unit 16. The memory buses are formed of a uni-processing...
7155548 Sequential device control with time-out function  
This invention is used in a real time system that includes a host processor, interface hardware and an external device controlled by the interface hardware. To maintain system real-time...
7155546 Multiple physical interfaces in a slot of a storage enclosure to support different storage interconnect architectures  
Provided is a system for interfacing with storage units, including a backplane, at least one slot in the storage enclosure for receiving one storage unit, and two physical interfaces on the...
7152133 Expanded functionality protocol adapter for in-vehicle networks  
The invention is an improved protocol adapter for in-vehicle networks for diagnostics, analysis and monitoring. The invention has a pass through feature (voltage translator)/smart mode that allows...
7149848 Computer system cache controller and methods of operation of a cache controller  
In at least some embodiments, a computer system comprises a central processing unit (“CPU”), a bridge device coupled to a main memory, and a cache controller coupled between the bridge device and...
7145915 Circuit and method for exchanging signals between network nodes  
In a network node attached to a serial bus, a first count value is incremented beginning with the start timing of a child notify signal transmitted from the node to the bus until the end timing of...
7133957 Method and an apparatus for a re-configurable processor  
The invention generally relates to a method, apparatus, and system to change one or more communication pathways in a processor without changing a physical component layout in the processor. For...
7133955 System and method for selecting fabric master  
A system and method for selecting a fabric master using an announce phase and a own phase. During an announce phase a candidate master interrogates its Node Path Identifier to ensure that it has...
7133946 Mechanism to repeat signals across an unrelated link  
According to one embodiment a system is disclosed. The system includes a first integrated circuit (IC) a first interface coupled to the first IC and a second IC coupled to the interface. The first...
7130942 Interface bus protocol for managing transactions in a system of distributed microprocessor interfaces toward marco-cell based designs implemented as ASIC or FPGA bread boarding  
A distributed interface between a microprocessor or a standard bus and user macro-cells belonging to an ASIC, FPGA, or similar silicon devices includes a main module connected to the microprocessor...
7127522 Message multicast method and computer  
To provide a message sending function which reflects “taste” in a destination agent designated by a user and a policy of the market in which agents operate. When multicasting a message to age...
7124210 Method and apparatus for updating computer code using an integrated circuit interface  
A method and apparatus for providing computer code updates through an integrated circuit card (smart card) interface. The smart card interface within a computer control device determines whether...
7117283 Multi-master extended I2C protocol  
An extended protocol provides a serial bus with the capability of effective communications for a multimaster bus. A bus device may enter a master mode and transmit information identifying a...
7111097 One wire serial communication protocol method and circuit  
An one wire serial communication protocol method and circuit is provided. The circuit comprises an I/O port, a control machine, a control buffer and a shift register. Date can be transmitted...
7107372 Communication system and device  
A communication system (500) comprising a plurality of devices (101–106) interconnected via a bus, the bus being capable of handling isochronous and asynchronous transmissions. A status manager (...
7107373 Method of hot switching data transfer rate on bus  
The present invention provides a method of hot switching data transfer rate on the bus to hot switch the data transfer rate of the bus between the control chips without the process of RESET. When...
7096490 Information routing device having an auto-configuration feature  
The present invention facilitates communications between a first network and a second network using an information routing device having an auto-configuration feature. The auto-configuration...
7096302 Method and apparatus for accelerating detection of serial bus device speed signals  
A method and apparatus for accelerating detection of speed code signals, and in particular S400 signals, for IEEE Standard 1394-1995 serial bus devices. The present invention validates S400 mode...
7096301 Communications interface for enabling extension of an internal common bus architecture (CBA)  
A serial communications interface is described that enables the extension of an internal Communications Bus Architecture (CBA) bus segment to one or more external devices. The interface...
7093050 Control arrangement  
The network arrangement includes at least one common bus. An input member is connected to the common bus. An output member is connected to the common bus. The input member comprises at least one...
7093056 Method for the compilation of bus packets for isochronous data transmission via a data bus, and apparatus for carrying out the method  
The format of the transmission of isochronous data packets via the IEEE 1394 bus is defined in the IEC 61883 Standard. A bus packet used to transmit the data has a header at the beginning, which...
7076582 Bus precharge during a phase of a clock signal to eliminate idle clock cycle  
A system includes a bus and a circuit for precharging the bus. The circuit may be coupled to receive a clock signal associated with the bus, and may be configured to precharge a bus during an...
7076572 Communication memory for receiving control information sequentially and in parallel form for temporary storage and broadcasting on parallel bus  
A design of a flexible communication device capable of reducing time and labor required for changing a communication protocol and positively eliminating an erroneous operation, and interface...
7076310 Electronic apparatus for a bus system  
An electronic apparatus forming a sensor, an actuator or a control is described comprising a control engine and an integrated bus interface via which the apparatus can be connected to a data bus...
7072987 Method for operating and observing field devices  
The invention relates to a method for operating a proxy server device (1) connected to a field device (FG1–FGN), in addition to a proxy server device. The proxy server device can be connected to t...
7073001 Fault-tolerant digital communications channel having synchronized unidirectional links  
A method of synchronizing or initiating channel lock in a serial loop formed by an initializing transceiver and subject transceivers disclosed. Should a transceiver in the serial loop detect that...
7069371 Motherboard having a non-volatile memory which is reprogrammable through a video display port and a non-volatile memory switchable between two communication protocols  
A motherboard of a computer system has a video display port, a reprogrammable non-volatile memory, a controller for the non-volatile memory, and a graphics controller circuit for outputting video...
7065602 Circuit and method for pipelined insertion  
The invention transmits data on an integrated circuit chip by first propagating a first data portion along a first segment of a segmented data line and then propagating the first data portion along...
7065597 Method and apparatus for in-band signaling of runtime general purpose events  
A method and apparatus for communicating general purpose events in-band from a downstream controller is presented.
7062595 Integrated gigabit ethernet PCI-X controller  
A network controller having a multiprotocol bus interface adapter coupled between a communication network and a computer bus, the adapter including a predictive time base generator; and a...
7058741 System for suspending processing by a first electronic device on a data line to allow a second electronic device to use the data line, with subsequent resumption of the processing of the first electronic device  
To provide a method for controlling a transmission system with quick response in which plural electronic devices are connected to one host apparatus through a common data line. The method for...
7054968 Method and apparatus for multi-port memory controller  
A memory controller is provided. The memory controller includes an initiator block configured to arbitrate requests corresponding to data from multiple ports. The initiator block includes an...
7055012 Latency reduction using negative clock edge and read flags  
A method of selecting CAS latencies in a system. Specifically, a system which includes a plurality of memory devices and a memory controller is provided. Because different memory devices may have...
7051131 Method and apparatus for recording and monitoring bus activity in a multi-processor environment  
A method and apparatus to facilitate a history trace of system bus activity in a Symmetric Multi-Processor (SMP) environment. A dynamic scan capability is provided to User (516) via Computer (504)...
7047327 Method and structure for supporting flow control by a SCSI initiator during the data out phase of the packetized SCSI protocol  
A method for supporting flow control by a SCSI initiator using a Packetized SCSI Protocol includes transmitting a data packet information unit in a Packetized SCSI Protocol Data Out phase. The SCSI...
7047339 Computer system with detachable always-on portable device  
A computer system includes a primary display and a secondary display. The secondary display is coupled to a portable device. Information displayed on the secondary display includes information...
7047335 Method for receiving user defined frame information structure (FIS) types in a serial-ATA (SATA) system  
An apparatus comprising one or more user programmable registers and a circuit configured to compare a predetermined portion of one or more information packets with contents of said one or more user...
7047304 System and method for provisioning broadband service in a PPPoE network using a configuration domain name  
A modem that includes a configuration domain name associated with a configuration Broadband Service Node (BSN) is firstly provided. A PPPoE session is established, and an authentication request is...
7043579 Ring-topology based multiprocessor data access bus  
The present invention provides a data access ring. The data access ring has a plurality of attached processor units (APUs) and a local store associated with each APU. The data access ring has a...
7043577 Auto-detecting universal appliance communication controller  
Apparatus and methods for communicating a communications controller with a connected device over a serial bus is provided. The connected device is connected to the bus at one of a plurality of...
7043583 Method and system for improved processing of CPU intensive communications protocols  
A method of processing a frame of a CPU intensive communications protocol includes disabling per frame interrupts of a CPU; enabling a periodic interrupt handler to interrupt the CPU upon an...
7043573 Method of improving stability and communication efficiency of IrDA communication between host device and peripheral device  
An IrDA control method enabling communication by an optimum procedure without command collision even in an environment where plural host devices and plural peripheral devices exist. The plural host...
7043578 Method, system, and program for processing a packet including I/O commands and data  
Provided are a method, system, and program for processing a packet including an Input/Output (I/O) command. A first level protocol processes a first level packet including a frame and a first level...
7039744 Movable lead access member for handheld field maintenance tool  
A handheld communication and diagnostic tool is provided. The tool is usable with process industry standard protocols having varying physical layers. Each physical layer includes at least one...
7039748 Memory mapped I/O bus selection  
A mechanism and method for redefining an application specific integrated circuit's I/O bus structure in real-time. The mechanism includes an address map block, a state machine block, and a bus...
7039759 Portable data storage device  
A portable data storage device (10) includes a universal serial bus (USB) coupling device (1) and an interface device (2) is coupled to the USB coupling device (1). The portable data storage device...