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20100020819Packet coalescing - In general, in one aspect, the disclosures describes a method that includes receiving multiple ingress Internet Protocol packets, each of the multiple ingress Internet Protocol packets having an Internet Protocol header and a Transmission Control Protocol segment having a Transmission Control Protocol header and a Transmission Control Protocol payload, where the multiple packets belonging to a same Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol flow. The method also includes preparing an Internet Protocol packet having a single Internet Protocol header and a single Transmission Control Protocol segment having a single Transmission Control Protocol header and a single payload formed by a combination of the Transmission Control Protocol segment payloads of the multiple Internet Protocol packets. The method further includes generating a signal that causes receive processing of the Internet Protocol packet.01-28-2010
20100158041MULTI-SPEED STACK INTERFACE - Various embodiments provide an apparatus and method for configuring a shared data rate in a stackable interface network. An example embodiment includes detecting a data cable identifier, the data cable identifier being indicative of a first data rate capacity associated with a data cable identified by the data cable identifier; propagating information indicative of the first data rate capacity to at least one of a plurality of network devices connected via stackable network interfaces; receiving information indicative of a second data rate capacity from at least one of the plurality of network devices; determining an appropriate shared data rate from the information indicative of the first data rate capacity and the information indicative of the second data rate capacity; and configuring at least one of the plurality of network devices to communicate via a stackable network interface at the shared data rate.06-24-2010
20120183002Network Interface and Detection Module to Enable Network Communication within Information Handling Systems - A network interface module can include a housing including a first cavity configured to receive a first network plug having a first dimension. The housing also includes a second cavity within the first cavity, and configured to receive a second network plug having a second dimension that is less than the first dimension. The network interface module can also include a network detection circuit coupled to a first terminal within the housing.07-19-2012
20130077639EXPLOITING CLUSTER AWARENESS INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGH INTERNET SOCKET BASED APPLICATIONS - Provided are techniques related generally to computer communication and, more specifically, to techniques that provide legacy applications with access to a cluster infrastructure. A pseudo interface layer provides applications with internet protocol (IP) family sockets access to cluster awareness protocols in a manner that may be transparent to both the application and the cluster awareness layer of a kernel.03-28-2013
20090257445PLD ARCHITECTURE OPTIMIZED FOR 10G ETHERNET PHYSICAL LAYER SOLUTION - An integrated circuit (e.g., a programmable integrated circuit such as a programmable microcontroller, a programmable logic device, etc.) includes programmable circuitry and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) transceiver circuitry. The programmable circuitry and the transceiver circuitry may be configured to implement the physical (PHY) layer of the 10GbE networking specification. This integrated circuit may then be coupled to an optical transceiver module in order to transmit and receive 10 GbE optical signals. The transceiver circuitry and interface circuitry that connects the transceiver circuitry with the programmable circuitry may be hard-wired or partially hard-wired.10-15-2009
20100067544Multiuser Allocation Method for Maximizing Transmission Capacity - Disclosed is a method and computer-readable medium for bit and power allocation for modems sharing a common multi-carrier binder, including Discrete Multi-Tone (DMT) based Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) modems. In one preferred embodiment, the method includes the steps of initializing a modem by calculating loop-to-loop channel transfer functions and noise power spectral densities (PSDs) at a corresponding receiver, and taking into account cross-talk between loops in the process of allocation so as to maximize total data rates within the binder.03-18-2010
20090316718Multi-Port Ethernet Transceiver - According to one embodiment, an Ethernet physical interface transceiver comprises a link interface configured to be segmented into one or more active ports. First circuitry is configured to transmit and receive data either at a relatively high data rate via a single active port of the link interface when the transceiver is configured in a first mode or at a relatively low data rate via at least two different active ports of the link interface when the transceiver is configured in a second mode. Second circuitry is configured to communicate with a media access controller either at a relatively high data rate when the transceiver is configured in the first mode or at a relatively low data rate when the transceiver is configured in the second mode. Clock circuitry is configured to independently synchronize operation of each active port of the link interface.12-24-2009
20090304022SHARED VIRTUAL NETWORK INTERFACE - A system includes one or more processing units coupled to a network interface unit. The network interface unit may include a network port for connection to a network and a virtual interface that may be configured to distribute an available communication bandwidth of the network port between the one or more processing units. The network port may include a shared media access control (MAC) unit. The virtual interface may include a plurality of processing unit resources each associated with a respective one of the one or more processing units. Each of the processing unit resources may include an I/O interface unit coupled to a respective one of the one or more processing units via an I/O interconnect, and an independent programmable virtual MAC unit that is programmably configured by the respective one of the one or more processing units. The virtual interface may also include a receive datapath and a transmit datapath that are coupled between and shared by the plurality of processing unit resources and the network port.12-10-2009
20090092149ONE-GOOD-PAIR OPERATION IN DUAL-PAIR MODE - A communication system comprising at least one communication unit. Each communication unit includes an interface port, a first-digital-subscriber-line port, a second-digital-subscriber-line port, and a central processing unit. The central processing unit is communicatively coupled to receive information indicative of the operability of the first-digital-subscriber-line port and the second-digital-subscriber-line port. The at least one communication unit is implemented on the physical layer in single-pair mode. The at least one communication unit is configured to switch from sending timeslots in dual-pair mode to sending timeslots in 1+1 protection mode when communication on one of the first-digital-subscriber-line port and the second-digital-subscriber-line port fails.04-09-2009
20090238203NETWORK INTERFACE AND DETECTION MODULE TO ENABLE NETWORK COMMUNICATION WITHIN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEMS - A network interface and detection module to enable network communication within information handling systems is disclosed. According to an aspect, a network interface module is disclosed. The network interface module can include a housing including a first cavity configured to receive a first network plug having a first dimension. The housing also includes a second cavity within the first cavity, and configured to receive a second network plug having a second dimension that is less than the first dimension. The network interface module can also include a network detection circuit coupled to a first terminal within the housing. The network detection circuit can enable a first network type from a plurality of network types in response to an operating state of the first network terminal.09-24-2009
20100034215Backplane Interface Adapter with Error Control - A backplane interface adapter with error control and redundant fabric for a high-performance network switch. The error control may be provided by an administrative module that includes a level monitor, a stripe synchronization error detector, a flow controller, and a control character presence tracker. The redundant fabric transceiver of the backplane interface adapter improves the adapter's ability to properly and consistently receive narrow input cells carrying packets of data and output wide striped cells to a switching fabric.02-11-2010
20110142068Method of Controlling Connection Between Nodes in Digital Interface - A method of controlling connection between nodes in a digital interface whereby a first node that is a master node determines a second node to be the master and controls a point-to-point connection or a broadcast connection to another node. The first node having the display device determines the second node to be the master in accordance with a user selection, and transmits a connection command of a predetermined format for transmitting a data stream to the second node. The second node determined as the master in accordance with the transmitted connection command of the predetermined format is allocated with a channel and a bandwidth from an isochronous resource manager (IRM), and performs a point-to-point connection between the second node and the first node to transit the data stream. Thus, the transmission/reception, reproduction, and control of the data stream of the program can be smoothly performed.06-16-2011
20120099605REDUCING THE MAXIMUM LATENCY OF RESERVED STREAMS - An embodiment may include circuitry that may facilitate, at least in part, assignment, at least in part, of at least one bandwidth reservation for at least one packet stream and/or at least one stream reservation class. The at least one bandwidth reservation may be greater than an expected communication bandwidth of the at least one packet stream. The assignment of the at least one bandwidth reservation may be made prior to commencement of communication of the at least one packet stream. The at least one bandwidth reservation may be assigned exclusively to the at least one packet stream and/or the at least one stream reservation class. Many modifications, variations, and alternatives are possible without departing from this embodiment.04-26-2012
20090175294METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PROVIDE A VIRTUAL NETWORK INTERFACE - Methods and apparatus to provide a virtual network interface. In an aspect, a method includes receiving a request to access content on a Non-IP network, wherein the request comprises an IP address and a quality of service (QoS) profile associated with the content, mapping the IP address and the QoS profile into a Non-IP network content identifier, and obtaining the content from the Non-IP network based on the Non-IP network content identifier. In an aspect, an apparatus includes an application interface configured to receive a request to access content on a Non-IP network, wherein the request comprises an IP address and a QoS profile associated with the content, mapping logic configured to map the IP address and the QoS profile into a Non-IP network content identifier, and processing logic configured to obtain the content from the Non-IP network based on the Non-IP network content identifier.07-09-2009
20100172372INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET COMMUNICATIONS ADAPTER - Communications adapters and methods are provided for interfacing communications for an EtherNet/Ip or other general purpose industrial network, a Fieldbus or other open protocol device network, and a PointBus or other proprietary network. The adapter may be integrated in a module of a backplane system with connections to the general purpose, proprietary, and open protocol device networks, and provides a bridging for communications across the networks to make devices on the proprietary and open protocol networks accessible as if they were on a single device network and with sequential addressing capabilities.07-08-2010
20080240149Sharing channel estimates in cooperative wireless networks - Methods and apparatus to share channel estimates in cooperative wireless networks are described. In one embodiment, channel information of first wireless device may be transmitted to a second wireless device via a crosslink. Other embodiments are also described.10-02-2008
20090097499MULTI-PURPOSE SWITCHING NETWORK INTERFACE CONTROLLER - A network interface controller includes a plurality of scatter gather circuits (04-16-2009
20090147799CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA STREAM - A circuit including a first data selection circuit and a second data selection circuit for transmitting a data stream is provided. The first data selection circuit having first controllable channels turns on a first operating channel being one of the first controllable channels in an odd-numbered period and turns off the first controllable channels in an even-numbered period adjacent to the odd-numbered period for transmitting a first bit datum of the data stream. The second data selection circuit having second controllable channels turns off the second controllable channels in the odd-numbered period and turns on a second operating channel being one of the second controllable channels in the even-numbered period for transmitting a second bit datum of the data stream.06-11-2009
20090219949CONNECTION ADAPTER FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A connection adapter 09-03-2009
20090219948CONNECTION ADAPTER FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE - When a connection adapter 09-03-2009
20100080242WIRELESS NETWORK CARD - A wireless network card comprises a substrate, a wireless network module installed on a surface of the substrate, an electric connection interface formed on one side of the substrate, a fixing plate arranged on another side of the substrate and vertical to the electric connection interface, wherein the substrate is fastened to one side of the fixing plate with at least two fixing elements, a protrudent portion arranged on another side of the fixing plate and externally exposed, and an antenna element formed on a surface of the protrudent portion. The antenna element is directly printed on or embedded in the protrudent portion in fabricating the substrate, whereby the fabrication cost is reduced. As the antenna element is only formed inside the protrudent portion of the substrate, it occupies much less space and is less likely to be damaged by impact or compression.04-01-2010
20110200056System and Method for Frequency Division Multiplexed High Speed Physical Layer Devices - A system and method for frequency division multiplexed high speed physical layer devices. A next generation Ethernet device can be generated through reuse of existing architectures. Multiple instantiations of an existing architecture can be supported on a given wire pair by frequency division multiplexing on a number of carriers. The multiple instantiations can enable multiple modes that can support different configurations, variable rates, and energy efficient Ethernet.08-18-2011
20120106570Method and terminal for data transmission - The disclosure discloses a method and terminal for data transmission. The method comprises: receiving a connection establishment request from an application processor by a communication processor; sending a response for indicating that the connection establishment is successful to the application processor and instructing a multiplexing module of the application processor to allocate a multiplexing channel via the response by the communication processor; allocating a multiplexing channel by a multiplexing module of the communication processor; and performing data transmission with the application processor through the multiplexing channel by the communication processor. The effect of a high-speed Web data transmission in a terminal can be achieved according to the disclosure.05-03-2012
20090262752METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING PACKETS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND AN APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A wireless communication apparatus includes a first interface, a packet memory, a shift register set, and a second interface. The first interface receives a plurality of packets and stores the plurality of packets in the packet memory. The addresses of the plurality of packets stored in the packet memory are recorded in the shift register set. The second interface reads the packets in the packet memory according to the addresses of the packets recorded in the shift register set and then sends to a receiver. After an acknowledge signals from the receiver is received, the addresses of the successfully transmitted packets are cleared from the shift register set.10-22-2009
20100284422NETWORK CONTROL CIRCUIT HAVING PSEUDO HOT PLUG FUNCTION AND PSEUDO HOT PLUG METHOD FOR NETWORK CONTROL CIRCUIT - The present invention provides a network control circuit having a pseudo hot plug function and a pseudo hot plug method for a network control circuit. The network control circuit comprises: a network processing module for executing a network function of the network control circuit, a network detecting unit for detecting a connection status of a network connected to the network control circuit so as to generate a detecting result, and a control unit coupled to the network detecting unit and the network processing module, for determining whether to turn off the network processing module according to the detecting result. When the detecting result shows that the connection status of the network is un-connecting, the control unit determines to turn off the network processing module. When the detecting result shows that the connection status of the network is connecting, the control unit determines to turn on the network processing module.11-11-2010
20100061396Method and Apparatus for Connecting a Network Device to a Daisy Chain Network - A network device configured to allows the connection of the network device to a network in a daisy chain configuration using a single cable. The network device is connected to a cable with two conductors by a socket that is adapted to receive a plug connected to the end of the cable. When the plug on the end of a cable is inserted into the socket, a first conductor in the cable is connected to an input port of a network component and a second conductor of the cable is connected to an output port of a network component. A signal from the network is transmitted down a first conductor in a cable to a network device and the signal is then transmitted back from the network device down a second conductor in the same cable.03-11-2010
20090003375Network system having an extensible control plane - A platform for seamlessly hosts a plurality of disparate types of packet processing applications. One or more applications are loaded onto a service card on the platform. A programmable path structure is included that maps a logical path for processing of the packets through one or more of the plurality of service cards according to characteristics of the packets. Multiple path structures may be programmed into the platform to offer different service paths for different types of packets.01-01-2009
20090168799Network Acceleration Techniques - Splintered offloading techniques with receive batch processing are described for network acceleration. Such techniques offload specific functionality to a NIC while maintaining the bulk of the protocol processing in the host operating system (“OS”). The resulting protocol implementation allows the application to bypass the protocol processing of the received data. Such can be accomplished this by moving data from the NIC directly to the application through direct memory access (“DMA”) and batch processing the receive headers in the host OS when the host OS is interrupted to perform other work. Batch processing receive headers allows the data path to be separated from the control path. Unlike operating system bypass, however, the operating system still fully manages the network resource and has relevant feedback about traffic and flows. Embodiments of the present disclosure can therefore address the challenges of networks with extreme bandwidth delay products (BWDP).07-02-2009
20080304510METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING RADIO CONNECTION BASED ON INPUTS FROM APPLICATIONS - Techniques for detecting end of activity and controlling a radio connection are described. In one design, inputs may be received from at least one application exchanging data with a wireless communication network via a radio connection. Whether to maintain or close the radio connection may be determined based on the inputs from the application(s). In another design, flow preferences may be received from at least one application for data flows. The states of the data flows may be determined based on their flow preferences and inputs from the application(s). A data flow may be determined to be active or inactive based on its flow preference, inputs received from an application for the data flow, activity detected on the data flow, etc. Whether to maintain or close a radio connection may be determined based on the states of the data flows. The radio connection may be closed when all data flows are inactive.12-11-2008
20090080459Long-reach ethernet for 1000BASE-T and 10GBASE-T - A physical-layer device (PHY) having corresponding methods comprises: a data rate module to select a data rate divisor N, where N is at least one of a positive integer, or a real number greater than, or equal to, 1; and a PHY core comprising a PHY transmit module to transmit first signals a data rate of M/N Gbps, and a PHY receive module to receive second signals at the data rate of MIN Gbps; wherein the first and second signals conform to at least one of 1000BASE-T, wherein M=1, and 10GBASE-T, wherein M=10.03-26-2009
20090161689Pluggable Module with Integrated Data Analysis Function - The invention relates to a network comprising at least one host device having an interface card connected to a backplane of said host device, wherein said interface card comprises at least one cage for receiving a pluggable module which performs a traffic management of data transported via at least one optical fibre connected to said pluggable module.06-25-2009
20090080458Host device, a point of deployment (POD), and a method of identifying an operation mode - A host device, a point of deployment (POD), and a method for recognizing an operation mode are disclosed. The host device interfaces with a point of deployment (POD), and checks an operation mode of the POD. The interface unit includes CD1#, CD2#, VS1#, VS2#, VPP1, VPP2, and ISIO16# ports. The controller detects Card Information Structure (CIS) information from the POD if each of the VS1# and VS2# ports is set to ‘Logic Low’, and determines whether the POD supports an Internet Protocol (IP) Card S-Mode on the basis of the detected CIS information.03-26-2009
20090003374Method and apparatus for providing power over a data network - A method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for providing power over Ethernet are provided in the illustrative embodiments. The apparatus and method for providing power over Ethernet includes a first device that receives power from a computer. A second device may be in communication with the first device using a wired section of the Ethernet. The first device provides electrical power to operate the second device using the wired section of the Ethernet. One method for providing power over a data network may include determining availability of a power injector. A determination may be made whether a connected device is capable of receiving power over Ethernet. If the connected device is capable of receiving power over the Ethernet, electrical power may be provided from the power injector to the connected device.01-01-2009
20090103559Method and Apparatus for Communicating Data Over a Data Network - A management device for automatically provisioning a Broadband Remote Access Server (BRAS) for use in connecting Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to an Internet Protocol (IP) network via a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) a Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexor (DSLAM) and the BRAS, the management device comprising: a first interface for receiving from time to time data readings from the DSLAM indicative of the current or recent line rate of the DSL; a processor unit for calculating from the received data readings a consistent rate indicative of a consistent line rate of the DSL based on a plurality of data readings for the DSL from the DSLAM; and a second interface for transmitting provisioning messages to the BRAS for provisioning the BRAS to restrict data flowing to the DSL to a maximum rate selected by the management device in accordance with the calculated consistent rate.04-23-2009
20100054276SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICES VIA AN OPEN CHANNEL - An intelligent electronic device is configured to receive and generate data formatted in accordance with Distributed Network Protocol 3.0 (DNP 3.0) through an Ethernet TCP/IP medium. The intelligent electronic metering device for communicating over a network via an open channel includes an adapter to coupled the electronic metering device to the network and to receive a message in a protocol of the network, wherein the adapter formats the message in a serial protocol; and a processor to receive the message from the adapter, generate a response to the message and transit the response to the adapter, wherein the adapter formats the response in the protocol of the network and transmits the response over the network via an open channel.03-04-2010
20090219950CONNECTION ADAPTER FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication equipment connection adapter 09-03-2009
20090122809Adapter for Switching a Telecommunication Terminal, Uses and Method - In one aspect, a device is provided. The device comprises at least one detection unit which generates an output signal in accordance with a status of a transmission path. Accordingly, switching of a telephone between two transmission paths is controlled in a simple manner in accordance with the output signal.05-14-2009
20100226388INTEGRATED NETWORK CHIP AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An integrated network chip and an electronic device using the chip are illustrated. The integrated network chip includes at least a first access interface, at least a second access interface, a power management unit (PMU) and an interface bridge. The first access interface and second access interface respectively provides the electronic device with a local area network connection function and a memory card access function. The interface bridge integrates the first access interface and second access interface by providing a hub-like functionality. The PMU provides the power and the ground to the first access interface, second access interface and the interface bridge. When the PMU detects the second access interface enters a power saving mode, the PMU provides a lower operation voltage to the second access interface.09-09-2010
20110058573USER SELECTABLE MULTIPLE PROTOCOL NETWORK INTERFACE DEVICE - An Ethernet/Fibre Channel network interface device which can be configured by a user to operate on an FC SAN, a CEE network or both. In one embodiment the configuration can be done using jumpers or connections to the pins of a chip, thus allowing a manufacturer to only inventory one device for use with either or both networks. In a second embodiment the configuration can be done in software by setting registers and memory values on the device. This embodiment allows the device to be changed between configurations without removing it from the server or blade. The devices according to the preferred embodiments further reduce power consumption by shutting down portions of the chip not needed based on the configuration of the device.03-10-2011
20100183024SIMPLIFIED RDMA OVER ETHERNET AND FIBRE CHANNEL - A new transport protocol between the IP layer and the DDP layer for use with RDMA operations. The embodiments all operate on a CEE-compliant layer 2 Ethernet network to allow the new transport protocol to be simplified, providing higher performance and simpler implementation. The new protocol allows a CEE-compliant layer 2 Ethernet network to provide data networking using IP, storage using FCoE, and RDMA using IP and the new transport protocol, without suffering the previous performance penalties in any of these aspects.07-22-2010
20100177784RESERVING RESOURCES OVER A DOCSIS DOWNSTREAM EXTERNAL PHYSICAL INTERFACE - In one example, a resource reservation protocol is modified to allow a Modular Cable Modem Termination System (M-CMTS) core to use the protocol to reserve, for a flow, network resources as well as a Radio Frequency (RF) channel extending from the remote PHYsical interface (PHY). The modifications allow the M-CMTS core to identify parameters to be used by the edge device for selecting an available RF channel to be reserved for the flow, or to request a particular one of the RF channels. Intermediary devices operating on the DEPI can also reserve resources for the flow without being reconfigured according to the protocol modifications.07-15-2010
20090109995AD HOC WIRELESS NETWORKING - A software architecture providing ad hoc wireless networking capabilities. The software architecture may be compatible with wireless devices, such as UWB devices operating according to the WLP communication protocol. The software architecture may include user mode and kernel mode modules, and may include a multiplexing driver framework to enable system connection to multiple ad hoc networks.04-30-2009
20110116512Dynamically-Connected Transport Service - A method of communication includes receiving, in a network interface device, first and second requests from an initiator process running on an initiator host to transmit, respectively, first and second data to first and second target processes running on one or more target nodes, via a packet network. A single dynamically-connected initiator context is allocated for serving both the first and second requests. A first connect packet referencing the dynamically-connected (DC) initiator context is directed to the first target process so as to open a first dynamic connection with the first target process, followed by transmission of the first data over the first dynamic connection. The first dynamic connection is closed after the transmission of the first data, and a second connect packet is transmitted so as to open a second dynamic connection with the second target process, followed by transmission of the second data.05-19-2011
20100166009VARIABLE-FREQUENCY NETWORK DEVICE AND VARIABLE-FREQUENCY NETWORK CONNECTION ESTABLISHING METHOD - A variable-frequency network connection establishing method is adapted for establishing a connection between a local network device and a remote network device. The variable-frequency network connection establishing method includes the steps of: providing a plurality of local communications protocols including a local standard communications protocol and a local variable-frequency communications protocol to the remote network device; receiving a remote communications protocol provided by the remote network device; generating an indicator signal in accordance with the remote communications protocol and the plurality of local communications protocols; and operating in one of a standard mode and variable-frequency mode according to the indicator signal.07-01-2010
20110110383NETWORK INTERFACE CONTROLLER CAPABLE OF SHARING BUFFERS AND BUFFER SHARING METHOD - The disclosure is a network interface controller (NIC) capable of sharing buffers, which is coupled to a host and a network to make the network connection. The NIC includes a transmitting buffer, a transmitting controller, a receiving buffer, and a receiving controller. The transmitting controller controls the transmitting buffer to transmit the transmission data provided by the host to the network. The receiving controller controls the receiving buffer to transmit the reception data received from the network to the host, and determines a storage capacity of the receiving buffer. When the storage capacity is smaller than a set value, the receiving controller transmits a request signal to the transmitting controller, the transmitting controller generates a response signal according to the request signal and a status signal corresponding to the transmitting buffer, and the receiving controller controls whether reception data is stored in the transmitting buffer according to the response signal.05-12-2011
20110243152MODULAR SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A NETWORK CONNECTION - Described herein are a network access module, system, and method for allowing a user to access a network. The network access module includes a network interface device and a modular outlet device. The network interface device includes a network access port assembly communicatively connectable with the network, and a first interface connector communicatively connected to the first network access port. The modular outlet device includes a network access jack configured to accept a plug of a network communication cable, and a second interface connector communicatively connected to the jack. The network interface and modular outlet devices each have a releasable coupling that is configured to physically couple the network interface and modular outlet devices together such that the first and second interface connectors are communicatively connected to each other. A variety of different modular outlet devices can be coupled to the network interface device, thereby resulting in a network access module that can be easily configured to exhibit different types of functionality.10-06-2011
20110243151Method And System For Connector And/Or Cable With Configurable Antenna For Ethernet And Wireless Applications - A configurable Ethernet connector comprises a first interface comprising wired and wireless interfaces and a second interface comprising wired and optical interfaces. The configurable Ethernet connector receives signals via one interface and converts the signals for transmission via the other interface and vice versa. Signal conversion in both directions may occur simultaneously. The configurable Ethernet connector comprises an antenna and/or a wireless access point. A cable attached to the configurable Ethernet connector may comprise an antenna. The configurable Ethernet connector may provide at least of subset of antenna functionality to a communication device. The configurable Ethernet connector and/or a corresponding attached connector may comprise one or more of PHY devices. A corresponding connector that is coupled to the configurable Ethernet connector may sense communication protocols and/or capabilities of the configurable Ethernet connector and may be configured accordingly. Wireless maintenance of a switch may be performed via the configurable Ethernet connector.10-06-2011
20110128970USER ISOLATION BETWEEN NETWORK DEVICES - In one embodiment, a network device may have its network interfaces identified as either network-to-network interfaces (NNIs) configured to communicate with other network devices in a first computer network, or user-to-network interfaces (UNIs) configured to provide service to the first computer network for user devices. Based on determining at least one NNI for forwarding upstream traffic to an aggregation device of the first network that connects the first network to a second network, any NNI that is not used for forwarding upstream traffic is deemed a novel “NNI alternate” (NNI-ALT). The forwarding of traffic at the network device may be controlled to provide user isolation between network devices by denying traffic forwarding between UNIs and NNI-ALTs as well as between NNI-ALTs and NNI-ALTs, while permitting traffic forwarding between NNIs and NNI-ALTs.06-02-2011
20100027559TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND DATA EXTENDED TRANSMISSION METHOD - The invention discloses a transmission device. The transmission device includes an interface circuit, a data converting circuit, at least a physical layer and a transmission medium. The interface circuit is used to receive a PCIe signal or a PCI signal. The data converting circuit is coupled to the interface circuit and used to convert the PCIe signal or the PCI signal into at least a data packet. The physical layer is coupled to the data converting circuit and used to process and transfer the data packet. The transmission medium receives and transfers the data packet.02-04-2010
20090323717SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING ELECTRICAL ISOLATION - In a particular embodiment, a system includes an input/output (I/O) interface adapted to couple to a network cable to receive power and data and includes a physical transport layer (PHY) circuit including multiple channels coupled to the I/O interface. The PHY circuit is adapted to send data to and receive data from a network device via the multiple channels. The system further includes a multiplexer circuit coupled to the PHY circuit to multiplex data from the multiple channels into a multiplexed data stream and includes an isolation barrier circuit coupled to the multiplexer circuit and to a particular circuit. The isolation barrier is adapted to electrically isolate a particular circuit from the multiplexer circuit, the PHY circuit, and the I/O interface.12-31-2009
20100054277MODULAR IMPLEMENTATION OF A PROTOCOL IN A NETWORK DEVICE - A system includes a gateway node that contains modular cards that separately implement control and data planes of a network protocol. The separate data and control cards provide for improved system reliability and improved flexibility in managing bandwidth. Control or data cards can be added to the gateway node as needed based on system load.03-04-2010
20100061397Signal Transferring Device - A signal transferring device adapted to connect to a communication device via a network cable, includes a network port, a third port, a decoder circuit and a signal strength indicator unit. The network port is connected to a communication device via a network cable. The third port is different from the network port and connected to a plurality of signal lines and a ground line of a main board of the communication device via the network port. The decoder circuit is connected to a power line, a ground line and at least one first control line of the main body to receiving a signal in relation to a signal receiving strength state of the communication device for generating a signal strength indicator signal. The signal strength indicator unit is connected to the decoder circuit and configured for displaying the signal receiving strength state of the communication device.03-11-2010
20090028177System and method for wireless communication in a backplane fabric architecture - A wireless millimeter wave backplane network and method comprises a first circuit board that has a first module thereon, wherein the first circuit board is coupled to a high speed backplane. The network includes a first communication node that is coupled to the first module and which is disposed on the first circuit board. The network includes a second circuit board that has a second module thereon, wherein the second circuit board is coupled to the high speed backplane. The network includes a second communication node that is coupled to the second module and disposed on the second circuit board, wherein the first and second modules wirelessly communicate using millimeter wave electromagnetic radiation with one another via the first and second communication nodes.01-29-2009
20090213872INTEGRATED UNIVERSAL INPUT-OUTPUT INTERFACE CIRCUIT - A circuit for enabling communication between a micro-controller device and a number of data networks using different network protocols comprises a switch circuit and a number of interface circuits. The switch circuit is configured to connect input-output terminals of the data network to corresponding terminals of the interface circuits. The interface circutis are configured to convert the data formatted according to the network protocol of the data network to data formatted in accordance with the micro-controller device communication protocol.08-27-2009
20110069719Method and apparatus for providing a home area network middleware interface - A method and apparatus for implementing a protocol-neutral middleware interface in a home area network. The method comprises receiving one or more data packets from a client device using a first communication protocol, and decoding the data packets into a set of platform independent data objects. The data packets are decoded into the platform independent data objects by utilizing a metadata mapping located within one or more field classes. The apparatus comprises a frame engine, and one or more field classes. The frame engine receives a data packet in a first communication protocol. The frame engine decodes the data packet into a set of platform independent data objects. The frame engine uses a metadata map contained within the one or more field classes to decode the data packet into the set of platform independent data objects.03-24-2011
20120134372NETWORK DEVICE AND NETWORK CONNECTING METHOD - A network device includes a first transceiver unit, a second transceiver unit and a control unit. The first transceiver unit is utilized for processing a data corresponding to a first physical (PHY) layer via a first interface. The second transceiver unit is utilized for processing a data corresponding to a second PHY layer via a second interface. The control unit is utilized for processing a data corresponding to a media access control (MAC) layer, wherein the control unit connects with at least one of the first transceiver unit and the second transceiver unit with reference to a connection scheme.05-31-2012
20110149994COMMUNICATION MODULE AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE TO A NETWORK - A communication module for connecting electrical host devices, each with an individual physical interface, to different external networks, where the communication module is connected to the host device via an interface and provides at least two physical interfaces, and where the communication module has a network connector which is adapted to the respective external network. In order to enable development of communication modules independently of the individual host device and to reuse them for many different host devices, provision is made for the host device to have a processor for identifying the communication module and for selecting the at least one physical interface which is suitable for the host device by means of serial communication.06-23-2011
20100296519Ethernet Physical Layer Repeater - An Ethernet repeater system has a plurality of identical repeaters which add substantially no delay. Each repeater has at least a first port and a second port connected to a medium, and a third port connected to a slave processor or a master processor. The master processor controls all communications on the medium. A receive multiplexer always applies data on the medium to the processor in the event the data is destined for the processor. A first transmit multiplexer has inputs connected to the second port and the processor, and an output connected to the first port. A second transmit multiplexer has inputs connected to the first port and the processor, and an output connected to the second port. The first and second transmit multiplexers act as a bridge between the first and second ports to pass through data without any variable latency since the data does not have to be buffered.11-25-2010
20090022175Integrated universal network adapter - An integrated network adapter is operable to establish a network interface with a plurality of media types, including at least a power line network and a telephone line network, based on pre-configuration, upon initialization and dynamically during operation. The adapter further is operable to establish network interfaces simultaneously or separately with a plurality of media types and provide that a communications event can occur simultaneously or separately over a plurality of media types.01-22-2009
20080304511DATA TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, DATA TRANSMITTING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM INCLUDING DATA TRANSMISSION PROGRAM - The present invention provides a data transmitting apparatus capable of switching a plurality of switches and performing different data transmission processes to effectively transmit data.12-11-2008
2012024355340 GIGABIT ATTACHMENT UNIT INTERFACE (XLAUI) LANE ELECTRICAL INTERFACE TO REPLACE 10 GIGABIT XFP (XFI) IN 10GB/S CHANNEL APPLICATIONS - The preferred device (e.g. printed circuit board or PCB) includes a XLAUI bi-directional lane link (i.e. ¼ XLAUI channel) inserted onto the printed circuit board between a PHY integrated circuit and an Ethernet media access control (MAC) processor. This XLAUI bi-directional lane link replaces the electrical XFI channel in 10 Gb/s interconnects between integrated circuits on a PCB. The preferred methodology includes inserting a bi-directional 10 Gb/s XLAUI lane link onto a printed circuit board for use in 10 Gb/s interconnects between a PHY integrated circuit and a MAC processor.09-27-2012
20100316064PCMM APPLICATION MANAGER - A method of assigning network resources between network endpoints includes providing a session initiation request to an application manager. The application manager is logically and physically decoupled from an application server associated with the network endpoints. This request initiates communication between the network endpoints through the set of network resources. The communication employs an application residing on an application server. The method also includes providing a PCMM message from the application manager to a policy server as a result of the session initiation request. The PCMM message includes at least some information, for example QoS information, embedded in the session initiation request. The method further includes selecting, via the policy server, a set of network resources for creating a path connecting the network endpoints. The policy server selects the set of network assets based on the PCMM message, for example to set QoS for the communication between the two endpoints.12-16-2010
20080247415Method for Indirect Access to a Support Interface for Memory-Mapped Resources to Reduce System Connectivity From Out-of-Band Support Processor - A method and apparatus are provided for a support interface for memory-mapped resources. A support processor sends a sequence of commands over and FSI interface to a memory-mapped support interface on a processor chip. The memory-mapped support interface updates memory, memory-mapped registers or memory-mapped resources. The interface uses fabric packet generation logic to generate a single command packet in a protocol for the coherency fabric which consists of an address, command and/or data. Fabric commands are converted to FSI protocol and forwarded to attached support chips to access the memory-mapped resource, and responses from the support chips are converted back to fabric response packets. Fabric snoop logic monitors the coherency fabric and decodes responses for packets previously sent by fabric packet generation logic. The fabric snoop logic updates status register and/or writes response data to a read data register. The system also reports any errors that are encountered.10-09-2008
20080205435Broadband Communication Network Provided with Media Storage - A Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) is provided which comprises: a network side interface adapted to receive a plurality of communication signals conveyed along a broadband network: a storage means adapted to receive at least some of the communication signals, associate one or more corresponding priorities therewith, and store their content in accordance with at least one of the associated priorities: multiplexing means operative to retrieve content stored in the storage means and multiplex the content received with run time data received at the network side interface into a multiplexed product while ensuring at least a minimum pre-defined quality of service for the multiplexed product: a subscribers' output interface adapted to receive the multiplexed product from the multiplexing means and forward it along a communication line extending towards a subscriber; and a subscribers' input interface adapted to receive information generated by subscribers.08-28-2008
20110164622OPERATION AND CONSTRUCTION METHOD OF NETWORK USING MULTI-RATE INTERFACE PANEL - An interface unit for processing a first signal and a second signal, the second signal set to different transmission rate from the first signal and/or a different signal type from the first signal, including a plurality of interface panels, each of the plurality of interface panels including: a storage device which stores a first logic circuit data corresponding to the first signal and a second logic circuit data corresponding to the second signal, a configuration function unit which controls to select the first logic circuit data or the second logic circuit data, and a programmable logic circuit which reconfigures the first logic circuit data or the second logic circuit data based on a selection by the configuration function unit.07-07-2011
20110134937METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UNIVERSAL XDSL DEMARCATION INTERFACE WITH MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITY AND SIGNAL PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT - Provided is a network module, the module including a base unit, wherein the base unit includes at least one mating element that couples to a corresponding mating element of a network interface device; at least one connector element that couples to an add-on module; and the add-on module, wherein the add-on module includes at least one mating element corresponding to the connector element of the base unit, wherein the base unit is configured to interface with the add-on module and wherein the base unit is electrically connected to the add-on module.06-09-2011
20080219288Local area network of serial intelligent cells - A serial intelligent cell (SIC) and a connection topology for local area networks using Electrically-conducting media. A local area network can be configured from a plurality of SIC's interconnected so that all communications between two adjacent SIC's is both point-to-point and bidirectional. Each SIC can be connected to one or more other SIC's to allow redundant communication paths. Communications in different areas of a SIC network are independent of one another, so that, unlike current bus topology and star topology, there is no fundamental limit on the size or extent of a SIC network. Each SIC can optionally be connected to one or more data terminals, computers, telephones, sensors, actuators, etc., to facilitate interconnectivity among such devices. Networks according to the present invention can be configured for a variety of applications, including a local telephone system, remote computer bus extender, multiplexers, PABX/PBX functionality, security systems, and local broadcasting services. The network can use dedicated wiring, as well as existing wiring as the in-house telephone or electrical wiring.09-11-2008
20110176555CONTROLLING NETWORKED MEDIA CAPTURE DEVICES - Disclosed embodiments allow media players and other electronic devices that operate under a first protocol to control the media capture devices that operate with a second protocol which may not be configurable to communicate with the first protocol. In one embodiment of the disclosure, a network device may store and/or render content within a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) network and/or assist in content delivery for a DLNA device on a network. In another embodiment of the disclosure, a media capture device uses the Internet Protocol.07-21-2011
20100020818SHARING BUFFER SPACE IN LINK AGGREGATION CONFIGURATIONS - In link aggregation configurations, a data packet may be copied into a buffer space of a first NIC. Load balancing techniques may determine that the packet should be transmitted by a second NIC. The packet exists in memory that the second NIC cannot access. The data packet is copied into memory accessible to the second NIC or the memory location of the packet is registered with the NIC. A copy penalty is incurred if a packet is copied from a first buffer space to a second buffer space. A registration penalty is incurred if the location within the first buffer space is registered with the second NIC. Functionality can be implemented within a link aggregation configuration to register buffer space shared among interconnected NICs. Sharing of buffer space between interconnected NICs allows any one of the NICs to access data within the shared buffer space without incurring a penalty.01-28-2010
20100215052ISCSI NETWORK INTERFACE CARD WITH ARP/ICMP RESOLUTION FUNCTION - An iSCSI network interface card with an ARP/ICMP resolution function is applicable to provide a communication interface between a host and a client, and includes a first connection interface, an ARP procedure, an ICMP procedure, a storage unit, and a processor. The first connection interface is connected to the host. The ARP procedure queries an IP address of the client. The ICMP procedure transfers a message of failing to reach the IP address of the client and detects a connecting status to the Internet. The storage unit is connected to the first connection interface and stores the network packet, the ARP procedure, and the ICMP procedure. The processor is connected to the first connection interface and the storage unit, and executes the ARP procedure and the ICMP procedure according to a service request.08-26-2010
20080267212Isolated Ethernet Physical Layer (PHY) - A network device comprises an Ethernet physical layer (PHY) comprising an isolation, protection, and electromagnetic interference suppression barrier operative for isolated power and data transfer.10-30-2008
20110096793FAST ETHERNET AND HDMI ETHERNET CHANNEL PHYSICAL LAYER CIRCUIT - A Fast Ethernet and HDMI Ethernet channel (HEC) physical layer circuit. The physical layer circuit comprises a Fast Ethernet physical layer module implementing a physical layer specification of a Fast Ethernet communication standard; a hybrid circuit connected to the fast Ethernet physical layer module using a first twisted-pair wire and a second twisted-pair wire and capable of processing transmit and receive HDMI Ethernet channel (HEC) signals concurrently transported over a third twisted-pair wire; a switch for bypassing the hybrid circuit; and a controller for controlling the operation the hybrid circuit and the switch according to the operating mode of the physical layer circuit, wherein the operation mode of the physical layer circuit is any of a fast Ethernet and a HEC.04-28-2011
20110090920PACKET COALESCING - In general, in one aspect, the disclosures describes a method that includes receiving multiple ingress Internet Protocol packets, each of the multiple ingress Internet Protocol packets having an Internet Protocol header and a Transmission Control Protocol segment having a Transmission Control Protocol header and a Transmission Control Protocol payload, where the multiple packets belonging to a same Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol flow. The method also includes preparing an Internet Protocol packet having a single Internet Protocol header and a single Transmission Control Protocol segment having a single Transmission Control Protocol header and a single payload formed by a combination of the Transmission Control Protocol segment payloads of the multiple Internet Protocol packets. The method further includes generating a signal that causes receive processing of the Internet Protocol packet.04-21-2011
20110090919ACCESS DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INITIATING V5.2 INTERFACE CONNECTION THEREOF - A method of initiating a V5.2 interface connection between an access device and a local exchange includes initiating the V5.2 interface connection, initiating a first timer, determining whether a variant and interface identifier (VID) message has been received within a first time period, and stopping the first timer when the VID message is received. The method further includes initiating a second timer, sending an unblock-all-ports (UBA) message to the local exchange, determining whether a feedback message of the UBA message is received from the local exchange, reinitiating the V5.2 interface connection if the feedback message of the UBA message is received, signifying that the V5.2 interface connection is initiated.04-21-2011
20120044952CONTROL DEVICE, NETWORK SYSTEM, TRANSMITTING DEVICE, RECEIVING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL PROGRAM - The control device is a system controller that controls a connection in a network system, which establishes a connection, by connecting by a channel corresponding to a frequency band, between a logical output plug of a transmitting device and a logical input plug connected to the transmitting device via a bus. The control device includes a channel setting unit. The channel setting unit sets non-overlapping channels to the output plugs of all the transmitting devices in the network system.02-23-2012
20120063469SCHEDULING DEVICE AND SCHEDULING METHOD - Provided are a scheduling device and a scheduling method, in which the amount of signaling of frequency resource allocation information can be reduced while the system throughput is maintained. In a base station device (03-15-2012
20120063468ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH NETWORK CONNECTION FUNCTIONALITY AND METHOD APPLIED TO THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device with network connection functionality includes a transceiver chip and a processing circuit. The transceiver chip is utilized for processing a data corresponding to a physical (PHY) layer. The processing circuit is externally connected to the transceiver chip, for processing a data corresponding to a media access control (MAC) layer. When the transceiver chip receives a designated packet, the transceiver chip generates a notification signal to notify at least one portion of the processing circuit to be switched from a first operating mode to a second operating mode.03-15-2012
20100172371NETWORK SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A network signal processing apparatus includes: a transceiver for transmitting or receiving a network signal, and a transformer coupled to the transceiver and a network connecting port for transmitting or receiving the network signal. The transformer includes: a first coil, which is coupled to the transceiver and has a first turn number; and a second coil, which is coupled to the network connecting port and has a second turn number. The second turn number is different from the first turn number.07-08-2010
20100172370NETWORK DEVICE - A disclosed network device includes a plurality of interface cards that receive clock signals and clock signal quality information from other devices via communication lines, respectively being predetermined communication line types corresponding to the plurality of interface cards, a controller that acquires the clock signal quality information and determines one of the clock signals having a highest quality based on this, and a clock processor that generates a synchronization clock signal used for network synchronization the clock processor, based on the determined one of the clock signals, whereby the clock processor includes a frequency measuring instrument that measures a frequency component of the one of the clock signals, and determines the communication line type corresponding to one of the interface cards, and a clock controller that provides a coefficient to a digital filter based on the determined communication line type.07-08-2010
20100091790Patch identification beacon - Aspects of the disclosure provide a patch identification beacon (PIB) device that can enable location tracking with reduced time and cost. The PIB device can include a first interface coupled to a network. The first interface can be configured to receive signals from the network, and transmit signals to the network. Further, the PIB device can include a second interface coupled to an electronic device, and a controller configured to govern the first interface to transmit a programmable identifier associated with the electronic device over the network.04-15-2010
20120163400METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA AMONG SUBSCRIBER STATIONS OF A BUS SYSTEM - A method for transmitting data among subscriber stations of a bus system over a first channel of the bus system that is jointly used by a plurality of subscriber stations. To provide a method for the access by a subscriber station of the bus channel to a second channel of the bus system in parallel to a first channel that is jointly used by a plurality of subscriber stations; besides over the first channel, data are also transmitted over a second channel that is used by a plurality of subscriber stations, the access to the second channel being controlled by any given access method, and first data to be transmitted over the first channel and second data to be transmitted over the second channel being transmitted over a shared signal line.06-28-2012
20090109996Network on Chip - A network on chip (‘NOC’) that includes integrated processor (‘IP’) blocks, routers, memory communications controllers, and network interface controllers, with each IP block adapted to a router through a memory communications controller and a network interface controller, where each memory communications controller controlling communications between an IP block and memory, and each network interface controller controlling inter-IP block communications through routers.04-30-2009
20120257638NEGOTIATION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USED IN ETHERNET CHANNEL OF HIGH DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE - A negotiation method used in a high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) is provided. The negotiation method includes: transmitting a first negotiation signal from a first side to a second side during a first specific time period for enabling negotiation of an HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC); and checking whether any negotiation signal sent from the second side is received by the first side for determining a result of the negotiation. The first negotiation signal includes parameters of Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) or parameters of flow control at least. Any packet of the negotiation signal excludes a data field of Start Frame Delimiter (SFD), and therefore the packet can be applied for point-to-point transmission and compatible with the Physical layer.10-11-2012
20090316717FEATURE ADAPTABLE NT CARD - A network termination card is provided which allows new services to be implemented on the DSLAM on which the network termination card is located without restricting the number of slots used for line termination cards. Software controlled multiplexers are provided on some ports of the switch on the network termination card, and a daughter card connector is provided on the network termination card. When a new service is to be implemented, a specialized daughter card implementing the service can be connected to the daughter card connector. The multiplexers can then be configured to allow the necessary number of ports from the switch to communicate with the daughter card connector, while other multiplexers can be configured to retain communication between the switch and normal components of the DLSAM. The invention allows flexibility in which and how many ports of the switch are used to communicate with the daughter card, thereby allowing a new service to be implemented via the DLSAM without limiting communication between the switch and other regular components beyond what is necessary.12-24-2009
20080225883Network Device and Network Device Control Method - An object of the present invention is to provide network devices and a network device control method which enable control network devices connected to an IP network, AV devices connected over 1394IF through gateway devices from the IP network, and home devices connected to ECHONET to be controlled without distinction among them. To achieve this object, a network device to serve as a controller comprises a controller application that detects a service of a target network device, using a message complying with an information exchange protocol common to the network, collects information such as an access method for the service, a function name, and parameters, and controls the network device upon request, and an information exchange protocol processing part that exchanges messages according to a protocol common to the network devices. The network device targeted for control comprises service that provides information for the controlling network device to perform control to the controller, and the information exchange protocol processing part.09-18-2008
20080225882MULTIPLEXED OPTICAL SIGNAL TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A transmission apparatus for multiplexing optical signals has a multi-rate signal processing unit that has a plurality of signal processing circuits in advance according to various signal speeds and frame formats and selects a necessary signal processing circuit as necessary. In addition, the transmission apparatus acquires a type code, used to identify the type of the signal of a removable optical module, from the optical module and, from the acquired information, automatically determines the operation mode of the multi-rate signal processing unit, bandwidth allocations according to the signal speeds, and monitoring item contents for different frame formats to eliminate the need for maintenance engineer's work that is otherwise required when a low-speed signal is added.09-18-2008
20080225881METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING TRANSCEIVER POWER VIA A VARIABLE SIGNAL CONSTELLATION - Aspects of a method and system for reducing transceiver power via a variable signal constellation are provided. In this regard, an Ethernet PHY device may receive one or more signals indicative of a current state of an Ethernet link to which the PHY device is coupled and/or indicative of resources, such as power, available to the PHY device. Accordingly, a number of points comprising a signal constellation utilized to communicate data via the Ethernet link may vary based on the one or more signals. A current state of the link may comprise a bit error rate, a packet error rate, and/or utilization, in terms of bandwidth for example, of the link. Aspects of the invention may enable controlling, at least in part, power consumption of the PHY device may altering the number of points comprising the signal constellation.09-18-2008
20130177026Unified Programmable Interface for Real-Time Ethernet - This invention is a low level programmable logic that can communicate with Media Independent Interface (MII) (Ethernet) interface in a highly configurable manner under the control of a CPU. This invention is highly configurable for various existing and new Ethernet based communication standards, programmable in an easy to learn assembly language, low power and high performance07-11-2013
20130100963Methods, Systems, and Devices for Interfacing to Networks - Systems, methods, and devices for network communication are described. According to one embodiment, a system for connecting to communication networks includes a host configured to support at least a first bidirectional network interface and a second bidirectional network interface. The system also includes a first network interface connected to the host, the first network interface's input configured to receive incoming data from a first network connection and its output configured to transmit outgoing data to a second network connection. The system further includes a second network interface connected to the host, the second network interface's input configured to receive incoming data from the second network connection and its output configured to transmit outgoing data to the first network connection.04-25-2013
20130156046LOWER MAIN DEVICE AND NON-IP TERMINAL HOUSING METHOD - The objective of the present invention is to provide a lower main device capable of connecting a non-IP terminal such as a digital terminal to an upper main device using an IP network and of accommodating call control. The lower main device behaves as one or more IP terminals toward the upper main device and houses one or more non-IP terminals which each correspond to the one or more IP terminals.06-20-2013

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