Method and apparatus for synchronizing auxiliary data and video data transmitted over a TMDS-like link

CAFC
  • US 7,295,578 B1
  • Filed: 09/12/2001
  • Issued: 11/13/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/12/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A communication system, including:

  • a receiver;

    a transmitter; and

    a communication link between the transmitter and the receiver, wherein the link is a serial link configured to transmit digital video data from the transmitter to the receiver and having at least one other characteristic of a transition minimized differential signaling link, the transmitter is configured to transmit video data to the receiver over one or more channels of the link, at least one of the transmitter and the receiver is configured to transmit at least one stream of auxiliary data to the other one of the transmitter and the receiver over one or more channels of the link, the transmitter is configured to transmit a video clock to the receiver over a video clock channel of the link, and said at least one of the transmitter and the receiver is also configured to transmit, to the other one of the transmitter and the receiver, at least one auxiliary clock for the auxiliary data over said video clock channel.

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