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7904633 Switch providing external access to computer-system components and computer-system peripherals  
Embodiments of the present invention include a switch component, incorporated within a computer system, that receives switch commands from users and that controls internal switches to direct...
7899970 Connectivity hub with a stationary base station and a removable second hub  
A connectivity hub enabling multiple peripheral devices to be connected with a computer includes a stationary base station functioning as a connectivity hub and a removable connectivity hub...
7899946 Audio and USB multiplexing  
An analog/digital switching circuit for connecting a primary electronic device to a peripheral electronic device, including D+ and D− signal lines connected to a primary electronic device, a first...
7899494 Mobile communications terminal using multi-functional socket and method thereof  
A mobile communications terminal using a multi-functional socket and a method thereof, the mobile communications device comprising a connector capable of connecting the mobile communications...
7898544 Detecting connection topology in a multi processor graphics system  
Multiple graphics processors in a graphics processing system are interconnected in a unidirectional or bidirectional ring topology, allowing pixels to transferred from any one graphics processor...
7895387 Devices and methods for sharing common target device with two different hosts according to common communication protocol  
A controller circuit provides communication paths between multiple host devices and a target device. The controller circuit includes a first host idle detection circuit that determines when a...
7895378 Method and system for allowing a media player to transfer digital audio to an accessory  
A method and system for allowing a media player to transfer digital audio to an accessory is disclosed. The method and system comprises sending a play command to the media player; returning...
7886101 Interruption control system and method  
An interruption control system includes two sense elements, a microprocessor, and a controller. The microprocessor includes two registers, two flip-latches, a multiplexer, and a microcontroller....
7882294 On-chip bus  
This disclosure involves an on-chip bus architecture involving an on-chip bus that includes a collector node and at least one device node. Each device node is in communication with an on-chip...
7882297 Serial bus hub with low power devices  
Serial bus hub with one or more low power devices. The serial bus hub may include at least one upstream port for coupling to a host system. The serial bus hub may include one or more downstream...
7873785 Multi-core multi-thread processor  
A processor is provided. The processor includes at least two cores. The at least two cores have a first level cache memory and are multi-threaded. A crossbar is included. A plurality of cache bank...
7873966 Method and apparatus for transferring data to virtual devices behind a bus expander  
A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for transferring data from a master to a set of applications executing on a slave. Data is received from a master at a device driver in the slave....
7865644 Method and apparatus for attaching multiple slave devices to a single bus controller interface while supporting command pipelining  
In a method and apparatus associated with a bus controller, a set of mechanisms are selectively added to the bus controller, as well as to slave devices connected to the bus controller. A...
7865650 Processor with coherent bus controller at perpendicularly intersecting axial bus layout for communication among SMP compute elements and off-chip I/O elements  
A symmetric multi-processing (SMP) processor includes a primary interconnect trunk for communication of information between multiple compute elements situated along the primary interconnect trunk....
7865654 Programmable bridge header structures  
A computer system includes compute nodes coupled through a switch to shared or non-shared I/O devices. The switch includes a pool of bridge headers and virtual bridges coupling a root port of a...
7865652 Power control by a multi-port bridge device  
An embodiment of the present invention includes a communication system configured to conform to SATA and/or SAS standards and causing communication between one or more hosts and a SATA device. A...
7856519 Solid-state storage device with wireless host interface  
A solid-state memory storage device and method for using the device includes storing data wirelessly transmitted from a host and wirelessly transmitting the data to the host. The storage device...
7848317 Communication module system having an interface module and interface module  
A communication module system has an interface module for interconnection with at least one communication module, the interface module containing an input, via which the interface module receives...
7840741 System for transmitting data between two bus systems  
An interface for transmitting messages between two bus systems including a receiver device for receiving a message from the first bus system, a classification device for classifying the message...
7840743 Double network physical isolation circuit  
A double network physical isolation circuit includes a north bridge chip, a bus switch circuit, a first memory, and a second memory. The bus switch circuit includes a first and a second bus switch...
7836213 Coupling data buffers with memory interfaces  
In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method including receiving a read request at a first buffer from a first one of multiple interfaces and forwarding the read request from the...
7831758 Accelerating input/output (IO) throughput on solid-state memory-based mass storage device  
In one embodiment, a portable mass storage device may include a bus hub having a first port to couple to a bus and other ports to connect to multiple multi-channel memory controllers, where each...
7827336 Technique for interconnecting integrated circuits  
Two integrated circuit die each having a processing core and on-board memory are interconnected and packaged together to form a multi-chip module. The first die is considered primary and the...
7827344 Interface adapter for a portable media player device  
A “smart cable” that connects one or more peripheral devices to a digital media player having multiple, different types of input and/or output connections.
7827343 Method and apparatus for providing accelerator support in a bus protocol  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for processing a bus protocol packet in order to provide accelerator support. A component receives a bus protocol packet having a requester...
7822897 System and methods for connecting multiple functional components  
The present invention relates to a flexible and reconfigurable bus fabric for microelectronic processing units, which can offer efficient memory data management, together with efficient data...
7822899 Data processor and control system  
Provided are a data processor, and a control system, in which an interrupt controller and an event link controller are adopted. The event link controller responds to a generated event signal to...
7822907 Methods and apparatuses for serial bus sideband communications  
Methods and apparatuses that utilize a serial bus, such as a universal serial bus (USB), for communications between a communications network, a computing device, and an auxiliary device are...
7822904 Capturing read data  
Various techniques for capturing read data from a memory bus are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a computing system includes a memory device, a memory bus in communication with the memory...
7822908 Discovery of a bridge device in a SAS communication system  
An embodiment of the present invention includes a communication system configured to conform to SAS standard and causing communication between one or more hosts and a SATA/SAS device. The...
7822906 Data flush methods  
A bridge capable of preventing data inconsistency without degrading system performance is provided, in which a buffering unit comprises a plurality of buffers, a first master device outputs a...
7822889 Direct/indirect transmission of information using a multi-tiered full-graph interconnect architecture  
A mechanism is provided for transmitting data in a data network. A first processor of the data network receives data to be transmitted to a second processor within the data network. A...
7822898 Method and apparatus for border node behavior on a full-duplex bus  
A method and apparatus relating to the behavior of border nodes within a high performance serial bus system is disclosed. A method for determining and communicating the existence of a hybrid bus...
7818468 Method and system for processing control information  
In one aspect, an integrated circuit device including a first-level module configurable to receive and transmit control information, said first level module including a first sub-level module, a...
7814248 Common access ring/sub-ring system  
A common access ring (CAR) network includes a main ring and one or more sub-rings. The main ring includes one or more masters, one or more slaves, and one or more bridges. Each sub-ring is coupled...
7814250 Serialization of data for multi-chip bus implementation  
Bus communication for components of a system on a chip. In one aspect of the invention, a system includes a matrix operative to select destinations for information on buses connected to the...
7814246 Translation of data to/from storage devices based on a redundancy configuration and host interface type  
A system comprises a bridge translator adapted to be coupled to a plurality of storage devices and to a host. The bridge translator translates data from the host to a format compatible with the...
7814259 PCI express switch with backwards compatibility  
There are disclosed apparatus and methods for switching. Transparent and non-transparent ports are provided. Data units are transferred between the transparent ports, between the transparent and...
7814257 Data transfer apparatus and data transfer method  
A data transfer apparatus for transferring data between a system bus and a local bus at a high speed is provided. A bus bridge 101 is connected between a system bus 132 and a local bus 137. Data...
7809871 Common access ring system  
A common access ring (CAR) architecture that supports multiple masters and slaves is provided. One or more masters may make a request on the ring at the same time, such that multiple transactions...
7809862 Dual-mode switch for multi-media card/secure digital (MMC/SD) controller reading power-on boot code from integrated flash memory for user storage  
A Multi-Media Card/Secure Digital (MMC/SD) single-chip flash device contains a MMC/SD flash microcontroller and flash mass storage blocks containing flash memory arrays that are block-addressable...
7805549 Transfer apparatus and method  
There is provided a transfer apparatus having a bridge that transfers a transaction between a first and a second bus, and a data transfer unit that performs a data transfer by DMA between the...
7805558 Method and system of controlling transfer speed of bus transactions  
A method and system of controlling data transfer speed of bus transactions. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising analyzing of a characteristic a first bus...
7802043 Methods and apparatus for adding an autonomous controller to an existing architecture  
Methods and apparatus for adding an autonomous controller to an existing architecture such as by way of example, portable devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, and digital cameras. A circuit...
7802045 Bus system for use with information processing apparatus  
A processor bus linked with at least a processor, a memory bus linked with a main memory, and a system bus linked with at least an input/output device are connected to a three-way connection...
7802049 Links having flexible lane allocation  
Machine-readable media, methods, and apparatus are described for flexibly establishing lanes of links. In some embodiments, any port of a device may be connected to another port of another device....
7797475 Flexibly configurable multi central processing unit (CPU) supported hypertransport switching  
Embodiments of the invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to hypertransport-based switching for multi-CPU systems and provide a method, system and computer program product for...
7793010 Bus system with multiple modes of operation  
An apparatus and a computer-implemented method for processing data in a bus system component. The bus system component is configured to operate in one of an endpoint mode and a root complex mode....
7793029 Translation device apparatus for configuring printed circuit board connectors  
An apparatus and method for selectively configuring a first PCI Express connector and a second PCI Express connector. The apparatus includes a PCB (printed circuit board) having a PCI Express...
7793022 Repeater for a bidirectional serial bus  
A digital bit-level repeater for joining two wired-AND buses such as the I2C bus is described. A protocol detector is used for tracking clock and data signals to determine the direction of the...