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7467252 Configurable I/O bus architecture  
An I/O bus architecture is configurable so that I/O bandwidth may be re-allocated from one I/O slot or device to another. A first intermediate bus couples a system bus interface device to a first...
7461195 Method and system for dynamically adjusting data transfer rates in PCI-express devices  
Method and system for configuring a PCI-Express device is provided. The method includes determining if a number of lanes supported by the PCI-Express device is equal to or greater than a number X,...
7461194 Apparatus for interconnecting a plurality of process nodes by serial bus  
Before the link of each port of a switch provide with a plurality of ports for interconnecting a plurality of process nodes by a serial bus is established, it is checked whether each process node...
7454554 Binary base address search device and method  
A base address matching device and method are disclosed. In a switching device having a plurality of input/output ports, a routing device has been described that has an array of registers in which...
7451245 System for dual use of an I/O circuit  
A system provides dual use of a general purpose input/output (I/O) line. In an embodiment, the system comprises a controlling circuit having a dual purpose I/O line that is selectively operable in...
7451258 Rotating priority queue manager  
The present invention is a rotating priority queue manager. A rotating priority queue manager in accordance with the present invention may include a plurality of source data channels, a...
7451253 High-speed data transfer and multitasking method for portable terminal having mass storage secondary memory  
A portable terminal having a mass storage secondary memory and a method for the portable terminal, wherein high-speed data transfer between the mass storage secondary memory and an external...
7451260 Interleave mechanism for a computing environment  
Provided is a system to communicate data in a computing environment, comprising an interleaving mechanism operable to interleave data being communicated across the computing environment according...
7443844 Switched fabric mezzanine storage module  
A switched fabric mezzanine storage module (560) includes a storage module (562) and a switched fabric connector (563) coupled to the storage module. The storage module is coupled to directly...
7444454 Systems and methods for interconnection of multiple FPGA devices  
Application Specific Integrated Circuit (“ASIC”) devices, such as Field Programmable Gate Arrays (“FPGAs”), may be interconnected using serial I/O connections, such as high speed multi-gigabit...
7440450 Payload module having a switched fabric enabled mezzanine card  
A multi-service platform system, includes a backplane (104), a switched fabric (106) on the backplane, and at least one of a VMEbus network and a PCI network coincident with the switched fabric on...
7441063 KVM system for controlling computers and method thereof  
A system for connecting a console device to computers comprising a graphic user interface menu apparatus for controlling the computers. The system comprises a user-side circuit, a central...
7437448 Method and device for function selection of a control unit  
A method and a device for selecting a function which is implemented at a terminal of the device. The device includes a processor and a first function path over which a first function is...
7433991 Selector, selection method, and program product  
A selector that selectively makes connections between USB devices attached to a console side thereof and electronics devices connected to a host side thereof. The selector includes a USB host...
7434118 Parameterized signal conditioning  
A coupling unit is adapted to be coupled between a first and a second unit to be tested. Said coupling unit comprises a first signal path that is adapted to provide a signal connection between at...
7430630 Routing mechanism in PCI multi-host topologies using destination ID field  
Method and system for address routing in a distributed computing system, such as a distributed computing system that uses PCI Express protocol to communicate over an I/O fabric. A destination...
7426596 Integrated circuit with a scalable high-bandwidth architecture  
The present invention is broadly directed to a integrated circuit component with a scalable architecture. In one embodiment, an integrated circuit component is provided comprising logic capable of...
7426601 Segmented interconnect for connecting multiple agents in a system  
In various embodiments, an apparatus comprises a plurality of agents and an interconnect. In one embodiment, the plurality of agents includes first through fourth agents. The interconnect...
7426600 Bus switch circuit and bus switch system  
A bus switch circuit having plural master side interface circuits inputting/outputting signals for plural bus masters respectively, and one or plural slave side interface circuit(s)...
7424568 Method for broadcasting data packet and receiving the data packet in wireless universal serial bus (USB) environment, wireless USB host, and wireless USB device  
A method for broadcasting a data packet in a wireless universal serial bus (USB) environment, a method for receiving the data packet being broadcasted, a wireless USB host, and a wireless USB...
7421532 Switching with transparent and non-transparent ports  
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...
7421507 Transmission of AV/C transactions over multiple transports method and apparatus  
Disclosed is a system and method for transmitting AV/C data over one or more transports. Further disclosed is a system and method for transmitting AV/C data over non-FCP communication media. The...
7421520 High-speed I/O controller having separate control and data paths  
An I/O controller having separate command and data paths, thereby eliminating the bandwidth used by the commands and thus increasing bandwidth available to the data buses. Additionally, the I/O...
7418539 System and method for utilizing an external computing device to access storage inside an inactive computing device  
Apparatus, systems, and methods for enabling a user to access internal storage in the computing device when the computing device is inactive are disclosed. The computing devices include a primary...
7415565 Methods and systems for a storage system with a program-controlled switch for routing data  
A storage system that may include one or more memory devices, a memory interface device corresponding to one or more of the memory devices, which are organized in sections, a section controller,...
7412629 Method to override daughterboard slots marked with power fault  
Having detected an anomalous fault in a peripheral I/O slot, a processor entity may need to perform some remedial action, wherein the peripheral slot may have a fault line. First a voltage may be...
7412557 Apparatus and method for preventing loops in a computer network  
A network device is configured in a manner to prevent connectivity loops such as one way connectivity loops. A user configures a port of the network device to have an associated state. The state...
7412556 Method and system for master devices accessing slave devices  
Techniques for multiple master devices accessing one or more slave devices via a single data bus are disclosed. According to one aspect of the techniques, a bus controller coupled between the...
7406457 Dynamic sample data switch  
A technique for preventing modification of productive data in a database. In response to a database access request in a productive data database access configuration, a database interface...
7401173 Method and apparatus for automatic detection and healing of signal pair crossover on a high performance serial bus  
An automatic crossover and healing process is disclosed for the P1394b standard. In particular, a crossover process is disclosed which comprises coupling the transmitting logic of a PHY to TPA,...
7395364 Data transfer control apparatus  
A data transfer control apparatus has a plurality of bus slaves connected to a bus master via a bus interface unit for RAM connected to the bus master via a master bus, and a transfer bus which...
7392332 Bit rate adaptation in a data processing flow  
A dedicated processing module includes an input for data to be processed and an output for processed data. A block input and a block output are also included. A processing component for the module...
7380018 Peripheral bus transaction routing using primary and node ID routing information  
A processing device includes one or more resources, a plurality of peripheral bus interfaces that support resource sharing with a plurality of other processing devices, a primary routing resources...
7380004 Storage system, computer system, and method of configuring storage system  
A storage system is provided with a plurality of interface units each for connection with a server; an interface unit for connection with hard disk drives; a plurality of microprocessor units each...
7380046 Method, apparatus, and computer program product for routing packets utilizing a unique identifier, included within a standard address, that identifies the destination host computer system  
A computer-implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed in a data processing environment that includes host computer systems that are coupled to adapters utilizing a...
7380042 Method of detecting and monitoring master device communication on system bus  
A bus monitoring device includes a detector to detect a signal on the bus. The signal is initiated by one of a plurality of devices coupled to the bus. A clamp circuit is included to clamp the...
7373474 Storage system, configuration management method, and program  
Techniques for realizing efficient setting and utilization of configuration including storage volumes in a storage system having an initiator and a target, with a low cost configuration not...
7373449 Apparatus and method for communicating in an integrated circuit  
An integrated circuit comprising a plurality of processing modules (M; I; S; T) and a network (N; RN) arranged for providing at least one connection between a first and at least one second module...
7373472 Storage switch asynchronous replication  
Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments are provided for the replication of data from virtual logical units to remote virtual logical units. Change logs can be provided at a primary...
7373450 Multi-layer bus system having a bus control circuit  
A multi-layer bus system includes an interconnect matrix, bus slaves, bus masters and a bus control circuit. The interconnect matrix has master connection ports and slave connection ports, and...
7370224 System and method for enabling redundancy in PCI-Express architecture  
A method and system is provided to enable redundancy in the communication between a plurality of peripheral devices and redundant hosts through redundant switches. The peripheral devices and the...
7370135 Band configuration agent for link based computing system  
A method is described that involves directing a configuration request through a switch core to a configuration agent. The method also involves processing the configuration request at the...
7366818 Integrated circuit comprising a plurality of processing modules and a network and method for exchanging data using same  
An integrated circuit comprising a plurality of processing modules M, S and a network N; RN arranged for providing at least one connection between a first and at least one second module M, S is...
7362566 External removable hard disk drive system  
A system and apparatus are described for removably mounting one or more hard disk drives within a computer system. According to one embodiment, the system includes an enclosure configured to...
7363417 Optimized topographies for dynamic allocation of PCI express lanes using differential muxes to additional lanes to a host  
Many Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIE) lanes are available between a root complex host and peripherals inserted into slots. Each PCIE lane is a bi-directional serial bus, with a...
7360010 Method and apparatus for storage command and data router  
An interconnecting unit and method for data communication between a plurality of computer hosts and a plurality of storage devices. The interconnecting unit couples the hosts to the storage...
7360007 System including a segmentable, shared bus  
A system includes a bus shared by a plurality of devices and a logic circuit adapted to segment the bus into a plurality of portions. In one embodiment of the present invention, the system may...
7356638 Using out-of-band signaling to provide communication between storage controllers in a computer storage system  
A system provides communication between components of a computer data storage system using out-of-band (OOB) signaling. The system includes a plurality of data storage devices having a local...
7356628 Packet switch with multiple addressable components  
An integrated circuit on which are implemented a number of devices that conform to the Rapidio network architecture. Included in the integrated circuit are two addressed RapidIO devices and...
7356636 Virtualized PCI switch  
A PCI-Express interconnect device is provided. The device comprises: first and second upstream ports; first and second downstream ports; and a management entity. The management entity is operable...