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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...
7038487 Multi-function interface  
A multi-function interface includes a digital interface module and a configurable output impedance module. The digital interface module is operably coupled to pass a first type of input signal when...
7031661 Portable wireless device and print device print by reference protocol  
A wireless communication protocol for print by reference operations initiated by a portable wireless device. The protocol allows a portable wireless device, such as a handheld personal digital...
7032044 AV devices and method of controlling the same  
In AV deices connected to a network via a digital interface, a connection request given from the outside via the network is rejected within a preset time after a connection state of the network...
7024503 Link bus between control chipsets and arbitration method thereof  
A bus structure is implemented within a control chipset between a first control chip and a second control chip, comprising a first AD bus and a second AD bus. According to an arbitration method...
7016994 Retry mechanism for blocking interfaces  
An improved interface technology is provided that may be applied to PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) devices connected to a southbridge. Requests are received from at least one requestor....
7013354 Channel protocol for IEEE 1394 data transmission  
A system for transmitting and receiving data formatted in IEEE 1394 standard between devices using a same IEEE 1394 broadcast channel includes a CPU interfaced to a bus, a first 1394 interface...
7010640 Interface apparatus for mediating sending and receiving signals between devices connected by a signal line  
In a CPU, a FET is turned off and power is not supplied to a power supply element of a transceiver for a period of time until predetermined initialization processing, which is implemented in a...
7007120 Information transfer protocol having sync fields of different lengths  
Systems and methods of information transfer are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system may comprise a master device and a slave device coupled by a bus in which clock information is embedded in...
7007127 Method and related apparatus for controlling transmission interface between an external device and a computer system  
A method and a related apparatus for controlling a transmission interface between a computer system and an external device is disclosed. The external device includes a bridge circuit for...
7007151 System, device, and method for controlling access to a memory  
In a system, device, and method for controlling access to a memory, a memory interface device is used to coordinate access to a memory device by a number of host applications. The memory interface...
7003605 Method and system for an improved differential form of transitional coding  
The present invention provides employing differential transitional encoding with a differential bus. Employing the differential transitional encoding comprises dividing the differential bus into...
7003604 Method of and apparatus for cancelling a pending AV/C notify command  
The method and apparatus for cancelling a pending notify command of the present invention includes a mechanism which allows a controlling device to cancel a pending notify command. A controlling...
7000056 Method and apparatus for detecting low pin count and serial peripheral interfaces  
Apparatus and method for providing a multiplexed bus supporting the coupling of either one of a device having a first bus type interface and a device having a second bus type interface where the...
7000044 Electronic camera and data transmission system  
A data transmission system or an electronic camera in which data is transmitted from a first block to a second block is disclosed. A requesting means notifies from the second block, a request of...
6996643 Method of VME module transfer speed auto-negotiation  
In a multi-service platform system (103), a method of transfer speed (119) negotiation includes an initiator VME module (402) communicating a negotiation code (406) to a responder VME module (404)...
6993613 Methods and apparatus for reducing receive interrupts via paced ingress indication  
Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for efficiently handling incoming network traffic by preventing protocol stack overruns and minimizing packet latency are disclosed herein....
6985991 Bridge element enabled module and method  
In a computer system, a bridge element enabled module (102) includes a bridge element (106) that communicates with a communications network using a protocol (130) selected from a group of protocols...
6981082 On chip streaming multiple bus protocol with dedicated arbiter  
The present invention creates dedicated point-to-point or point-to-multipoint links between different devices along plural busses. Synchronized clocks to each device enable proper timing of read...
6976102 Integrated circuit with auto negotiation  
Method and apparatus for auto-negotiation of a programmable logic device for any of a plurality of communication protocols is described. The programmable logic device is programmed for auto...
6973520 System and method for providing improved bus utilization via target directed completion  
An electronic system is disclosed, including multiple initiators and one or more targets coupled to a bus, and a request mask control unit (RMCU). The initiators are configured to initiate requests...
6965958 Searching for printers over a network using intermediate print data  
A printer serving as an output destination can be automatically set from print data. Further, in order to search an optimum printer during a series of operations within a range from the issue of a...
6965956 Disk array controller and system with automated detection and control of both ATA and SCSI disk drives  
A disk array controller detects whether each drive it is connected to is an ATA drive or a SCSI drive, and communicates with that disk drive using the corresponding protocol. Preferably, the disk...
6963944 Method and device for the serial transmission of data  
A serial transmission of data takes place on a bus (10) which has at least one forward line (8) and one return line (9) and is connected to a plurality of slaves (S1, S2, . . . ) and via whose...
6961798 KVM extension configuration including a USB-to-non-USB adapter to support transmission of USB signals from a host to KVM devices located outside of USB operating ranges  
A KVM extension configuration that includes a host connected to a transmitter for transmitting communication signals across an extension to a receiver where user interface devices are located. The...
6961863 Techniques for facilitating conversion between asynchronous and synchronous domains  
An interface for use between an asynchronous domain and a synchronous domain is described. The asynchronous domain is characterized by transmission of data in accordance with a delay-insensitive...
6961624 Two-wire field-mounted process device  
A two-wire field-mounted process device with multiple isolated channels includes a channel that can be an input channel or an output channel. The given input or output channel can couple to...
6959345 Method and system for calibrating SCSI expanders  
An expander coupled between at least a first and second SCSI device for transmitting data and training patterns is provided. The expander includes, a first detection module for detecting a training...
6958996 Router with automatic protocol configuration and methods of use  
A router is provided that automatically configures itself to support Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) communication protocols or other...
6954816 Peripheral device with shared bus interface and operating method thereof  
A peripheral device for use in a system including a storage unit coupled to a local bus. The peripheral device has a shared bus interface provided for interfacing with the storage unit and the...
6954810 Transparent switch  
A transparent switch is able to emulate the arbitration and addressing steps for devices that are normally connected to a bus-type communications network. The switch is connected to the devices in...
6952744 Computer including optical interconnect, memory unit, and method of assembling a computer  
A computer comprising a housing; a circuit board supported in the housing; a plurality of slot connectors supported on the circuit board; a first card configured for sliding receipt in one of the...
6950897 Method and apparatus for a dual mode PCI/PCI-X device  
A technique is disclosed for facilitating data processing in a computer system. The technique utilizes logic to implement a dual mode design for PCI/PCI-X computer systems that enables optimal...
6948017 Method and apparatus having dynamically scalable clock domains for selectively interconnecting subsystems on a synchronous bus  
In one form, a method for communicating among subsystems coupled to a bus of a computer system on an integrated circuitry chip includes operating subsystems at independent clock frequencies when...
6948025 System and method for transferring data between an IEEE 1394 device and a SCSI device  
An interface conversion system for improving the performance of a data transfer process that is performed between the IEEE 1394 interface and a SCSI. Data is transferred between a host device that...
6938132 Memory co-processor for a multi-tasking system  
A co-processor (also called “memory co-processor”) provides an interface to a memory, by executing instructions on data held in the memory. The co-processor uses a specified address to fetch dat...
6934789 Interface, structure and method for transmitting data of PCI bus which uses bus request signal for judging whether a device supporting dual transmission mode  
A bus data interface, structure and method for transmitting the data of a PCI bus is disclosed. The bus data interface comprises a high-bit transmitting buffer, a low-bit transmitting buffer, a...
6931461 Bus optimization based on network device communication  
Embodiments of a method and apparatus for improving bus utilization, such as for transferring data to a modem, for example, are described.
6922790 Three wire communication protocol  
Disclosed is a serial communications protocol for connecting a master and a plurality of slaves using three communication lines. The protocol establishes a method for communication between the...
6917996 Bus control system and method of controlling bus  
An external bus control device 2 has first and second bus controllers 15, 16 and an external bus arbiter 17. The bus controllers 15, 16 correspond to devices (for example, SRAM, DRAM) connected to...
6917994 Device and method for automatically generating an appropriate number of wait cycles while reading a nonvolatile memory  
An interface manages the exchange of information between a bus system and a memory during reading, according to a communication protocol. The interface has a protocol-decoding unit, which receives...