System and method for sending multiple data signals over a serial link

CAFC
  • US 5,835,498 A
  • Filed: 06/14/1996
  • Issued: 11/10/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for transmitting a plurality of data streams as a single data stream, the apparatus comprising:

  • an encoder having a plurality of inputs and a plurality of outputs, each of the plurality of inputs coupled to receive a respective data stream, the encoder producing encoded data words from the data streams,a multiplexor having a control input, a plurality of data inputs and an output, the multiplexor selecting one of the plurality of inputs to be output as a data transfer stream, the inputs of the multiplexor coupled to the plurality of outputs of the encoders;

    a control code generator for producing other control codes identifying streams and idle conditions and isochronous control codes, the control code generator having a plurality of outputs coupled to corresponding inputs of the multiplexor; and

    a scheduler having a plurality of inputs and an output, the scheduler controlling the data stream output by the multiplexor, the plurality of inputs of the scheduler coupled to the plurality of outputs of the encoder, and the output of the scheduler coupled to the control input of the multiplexor.

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