Re: Hari Byte vs. Word Striping
At first blush, I would argue that this abstract describes the
"byte-striped" approach. The bit about "word synchronization" sounds like
byte lane deskew.
At 12:54 PM 11/26/99 -0800, Rich Taborek wrote:
>Sorry, I forgot to fill out the details of criteria #14 prior to sending the
>Here it is:
>14) Patent Protection:
>Word-Striping: US Patent 5570356: High bandwidth communications system
>Inventors: Finney, Damon W. , San Jose, CA; Jenkins, Michael O. , San
>Rayfield, Michael J. , Tucson, AZ
>Assignee: IBM Corp.
>Issue Date: Oct. 29, 1996
>Abstract: A data communication system includes a phase splitting circuit to
>split a high
>speed parallel data word into a number of individual parallel data bytes, a
>multiplexor for each of the phases of a phase splitting circuit, encoding and
>serialization circuits for converting each byte such as an 8-bit byte to an
>suitable for serial transmission such as by employing the Widmer et al.
>code, transmitting each encoded byte across one of a number of serial
>to a receiving device where the data is deserialized and decoded to recover
>byte which is then synchronized by a byte synchronization circuit. The byte
>synchronization circuits are then coupled to a word synchronization circuit
>original high bandwidth data word is recovered and transmitted on an
>internal high speed
>parallel bus within the receiving device.
>Byte-Striping: None known.
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