Method for automatic initiation of data transmission

  • US 5,732,094 A
  • Filed: 09/16/1996
  • Issued: 03/24/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/28/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for transmitting a frame of data from a host system through a network interface device to a network, comprising:

  • executing a frame transfer task initiated in the host system to transfer a frame to a buffer memory in the network interface device; and

    executing a frame transmission task in the network interface device to initiate transmission of the frame from the buffer memory to the network in parallel with the frame transfer task before the frame is completely transferred to the buffer memory.

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