Multiple module computer system and method using differential signal channel including unidirectional, serial bit channels

CAFC
  • US 7,818,487 B2
  • Filed: 02/11/2009
  • Issued: 10/19/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/14/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer system comprising:

  • a console comprising a first coupling site and a second coupling site, each coupling site comprising a connector, the console being an enclosure housing the coupling sites,an Ethernet controller coupled to an external network, anda low voltage differential signal channel (LVDS) comprises two sets of unidirectional, serial bit channels which transmit encoded PCI bus transaction data in opposite directions;

    a computer module coupled to one of the coupling sites through the connector, comprisinga processing unit,a flash memory storage device coupled to the processing unit, anda serial communication controller coupled to the connector of the coupling site for communication to the console; and

    wherein the computer module comprises a computing environment for a personal user.

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