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7191260 Multiple connection management system  
An apparatus, program product and method for managing a number of physical connections to a peripheral device. A multipath driver provides a logical connection interface to a client. This...
7188209 Apparatus and method for sharing I/O endpoints within a load store fabric by encapsulation of domain information in transaction layer packets  
An apparatus having a first plurality of I/O ports, a second I/O port, and core logic. The first plurality of I/O ports is coupled to a plurality of operating system domains (OSDs) through a...
7188202 Techniques for accessing devices through a set of serial buses  
In a highly available environmental monitoring system, several slave devices are associated with either a fast polling list or a slow polling list. The fast polling list is polled by a master...
7185138 Multi-dimensional data routing fabric  
Multi-dimensional data routing fabric simultaneously transfers multiple data packets between data processing components. Data packets are transported by arrays of data routing junctions dispersed...
7185132 USB controller with intelligent transmission mode switching function and the operating method thereof  
There is provided a USB controller with an intelligent transmission mode switching function and the operating method thereof. The USB controller includes a host controller, a device controller, a...
7185174 Switch complex selectively coupling input and output of a node in two-dimensional array to four ports and using four switches coupling among ports  
A switching element for switchably coupling a two-dimensional array of circuit elements comprises an input, an output, means for switchably coupling the input to the output; a first input/output...
7181558 Avoidance of extended bus occupancy through simple control operation  
A shared bus system includes a bus, a first circuit which accesses the bus, a second circuit which shares the bus with the first circuit, and accesses the bus, a counter circuit which is provided...
7181553 Method and apparatus for identifying multiple paths to discovered SCSI devices and specific to set of physical path information  
A method, by which a user mode application obtains all physical paths that point to a logical unit on a newly-discovered small computer system interface (SCSI) device, may include: sending an...
7174411 Dynamic allocation of PCI express lanes using a differential mux to an additional lane to a host  
Many Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIE) lanes are available between a host and peripherals inserted into slots. Each PCIE lane is a bi-directional serial bus, with a transmit...
7174412 Method and device for adjusting lane ordering of peripheral component interconnect express  
A method for adjusting the PCI Express lane ordering is disclosed, comprising the following steps. The first packet associated with a first PCI Express lane ordering is sent to the peripheral...
7171504 Transmission unit  
A transmission unit that improves communication quality by making effective use of a line to a blocked port in compliance with a spanning tree protocol. Bridges have bridge ports and communicate...
7167999 Methods and apparatus for a segregated interface for parameter configuration in multi-path failover system  
An invention is disclosed for a segregated user interface for parameter configuration in a multi-path failover system. The segregated user interface includes a user interface module capable of...
7167941 Multi-port device configuration  
A method and an apparatus to configure a multi-port device are disclosed. The method includes defining a first set of pointers, one for each port of the multi-port device, and storing the first...
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...
7159064 Method and device for increasing data transfer in multi-media card  
An electronic device having a MultiMediaCard host connected to a MultiMediaCard card via a bus system having a plurality of signal lines and a plurality of data lines, wherein the host is operable...
7159044 Input/output device disable control for PC-based consumer electronics device  
An electronic system that includes control logic that causes input and output ports to be disabled during the interruption windows of the initialization process, and subsequently to be selectively...
7155557 Communication mechanism  
The invention provides an interconnection architecture for semiconductor devices. Cross bar switches are traditionally placed in the center of the IC. However, this location may also be the...
7152137 Method for exchanging data between a plurality of subscribers by means of a data bus  
The invention relates to a method for exchanging data between a plurality of subscribers (K1, K2, K3, K) by means of a data bus. The subscribers are located in their totality in at least two...
7152127 Multi-purpose peripheral interface for computing systems  
A system for interfacing a multi-interface card to a non-standard interface is provided. The system includes a detection module that detects an input signal; and a switching module that...
7143216 System for configuring expandable buses in a multi-device storage container and related method  
A system and method for configuring expandable buses wherein a host supports a plurality of expandable buses are provided. A plurality of devices are arranged to form a plurality of groups. Each...
7143196 System and method for span port configuration  
A shared I/O subsystem for a plurality of computer systems. The shared I/O subsystem includes a plurality of ports that communicatively couple the computer systems to the shared I/O subsystem...
7143221 Method of arbitrating between a plurality of transfers to be routed over a corresponding plurality of paths provided by an interconnect circuit of a data processing apparatus  
A method of arbitration within a data processing apparatus between a plurality of transfers to be routed over a corresponding plurality of paths provided by an interconnect circuit. The plurality...
7139861 Input/output unit access switching system and method  
An I/O unit access switching system and its method are implemented on a plurality of servers respectively having a baseboard management controller (BMC) and an intelligent platform management...
7136957 Device bandwidth management using a bus configuration multiplexer  
One embodiment of the invention includes a system for changing a bus configuration of a computing device. The system includes a first bus of the computing device, a second bus, and a third bus....
7136956 Semiconductor device  
A semiconductor device includes: a plurality of function blocks; a plurality of buses, each of which is respectively connected to one of the plurality of function blocks; a plurality of control...
7133929 System and method for providing detailed path information to clients  
Clients are able to use a service to obtain detailed path information. The service provides detailed information concerning which links and switches are traversed in a path in a cluster. The...
7133951 Alternate set of registers to service critical interrupts and operating system traps  
A processor includes a set of general purpose registers that are used when executing generic tasks and a set of exception registers that is dedicated for servicing specific exceptions. When a task...
7130935 System and method for using a switch to route peripheral and graphics data on an interconnect  
A system and method for using a switch to route graphics data and data for a peripheral data on an interconnect is disclosed. A graphics card includes a switch that is communicatively coupled to a...
7130920 Load balancing multicast connection scheduling in 3-stage TDM fabrics  
A multicast connection scheduling method for a 3-stage switch fabric with n1 first stage, n2 second stage and n3 third stage interconnected switching devices. The first and third stage devices are...
7130955 Microprocessor and video/sound processing system  
An aspect of the present invention provides a microprocessor that includes a processor core including an instruction executing unit configured to execute instructions for input and output...
7130946 Configuration and method having a first device and a second device connected to the first device through a cross bar  
A configuration and method for operating the configuration includes first and second devices connected to one another through a cross bar and accessing one another through the cross bar for...
7130954 Data migration method, protocol converter and switching apparatus using it  
An online data migration method is provided for transferring data from a computer and an existing storage system using the conventional interface such as SCSI to a new storage system using SAN....
7130941 Changing-over and connecting a first path, wherein hostscontinue accessing an old disk using a second path, and the second path of the old disk to a newly connected disk via a switch  
Data migration can be executed between new and old disk apparatuses without changing the disk definition of a host computer. A switch having the function of online data migration is provided...
7127546 Simplified USB sharer having a busyness detection circuit  
A computer accessory device—USB sharer includes a multiplexer, which is connected to a computer host, a human interface device (HID) chip, which is connected to one output end of the multiplexer,...
7127498 Software application domain and storage domain constraining process and method  
A method for constraining access to a storage system includes assigning a permanent bus identification to a storage device included in the storage system, creating a zone including a switch and...
7124235 USB apparatus with switchable host/hub functions and control method thereof  
A USB apparatus includes an upstream port, a downstream port, a connection detector and a controller. The connection detector is connected to the upstream port and the downstream port, and is for...
7111066 Method of operating a storage device  
A method of operating a storage device (220) on a multi-service platform module (102) within a multi-service platform system (100), includes initializing a first aggregation element (236) and a...
7111095 Data transfer device with data frame grabber with switched fabric interface wherein data is distributed across network over virtual lane  
A frame grabber with switched fabric interface where in varying embodiments the fabric interface may be one of InfiniBand, Star Fabric, or PCI Express or the like.
7111101 Method and system for port numbering in an interconnect device  
A method of port numbering in an interconnect device includes loading a port configuration value from a memory device. One or more ports and subports are enabled according to the configuration...
7111133 Control apparatus for selectively operating with program data from two memories and having a system controller supplying program data and address for writing the data to the second memory  
In a control apparatus for operating with program data, it is possible to alter the operation of a control circuit by rewriting the data of the program memory built in an LSI, with ease and at a...
7107380 Configuration for dockable portable computers using a single ethernet physical layer chip and transformer  
A single 10/100/1000BT Ethernet network physical layer chip and a single transformer, both within a mobile computer, are employed to provide a network connection to the mobile computer either...
7103742 Burst/pipelined edo memory device  
An integrated circuit memory device is designed for high speed data access and for compatibility with existing memory systems. An address strobe signal is used to latch a first address. During a...
7103057 Information processing apparatus and communication function expansion method  
An information processing apparatus includes a CPU and a memory connected to an internal local bus, and includes a data transmission/reception unit transmitting and receiving data to and from a...
7099955 End node partitioning using LMC for a system area network  
A method for routing System Area Network (SAN) packets to multiple partitions within a single end node is provided. A range of Local Identification addresses (LIDs) are assigned to a channel...
7099987 Mobile terminal having a switching function  
The present invention provides an interface device using a function of switch that can execute various applications in a mobile terminal by multi-switching USB_D+ and USB_D−, or RS232C data line...
7100066 Clock distribution device and method in compact PCI based multi-processing system  
Disclosed is a clock distribution device and method in a compact PCI system based multi-processing system. A compact PCI based multi-processing system preferably includes processing signals upon...
7096310 Switch configurable for a plurality of communication protocols  
In at least some embodiments of the invention, a system may comprise a plurality of electronic devices adapted to send and receive data, wherein each electronic device uses any one of a plurality...
7096303 Method and apparatus for configuring an integrated bus  
A configurable bus interface circuit includes an internal bus bridge and an internal circuit. The configurable bus interface circuit also includes an internal I/O circuit couplable to an external...
7096309 Computing device capable of instant-on and non-instant on modes of operation  
A single, dual form computing device is provided that incorporates the functionality of a laptop computer with that of a handheld or palm-size computing device, and allows each functionality to be...
7093041 Dual purpose PCI-X DDR configurable terminator/driver  
A dual purpose PCI-X DDR configurable terminator/driver providing programmable termination of the interface in a PCI-X system a plurality of N-channel devices divided into at least two groups and...