Method and apparatus for operating a transceiver in different data rates

  • US 7,088,767 B1
  • Filed: 03/01/2002
  • Issued: 08/08/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/01/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A transceiver connected to a data source and a data receiver, comprising:

  • an input port for accepting a control signal having a first and a second state;

    a serializer designed to operate at a first data rate; and

    a first interface that receives a first set of data from the data source at a second data rate and delivers a second set of data to the serializer at the first data rate, the second data rate being lower than the first data rate when the control signal is at the first state and the second rate being same as the first data rate when the control signal is at the second state.

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