Global Patent Index - EP 1042893 A1

EP 1042893 A1 2000-10-11 - MULTIPROTOCOL RECONFIGURABLE NETWORK ADAPTER

Title (en)

MULTIPROTOCOL RECONFIGURABLE NETWORK ADAPTER

Title (de)

MEHRPROTOKOLL REKONFIGURIERBARE NETZANPASSUNGSEINRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

ADAPTATEUR RESEAU MULTIPROTOCOLE RECONFIGURABLE

Publication

EP 1042893 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98959359 A

Priority

  • SG 9800099 W
  • US 99427997 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9933243A1] A digital communications device having a dynamically reconfigurable extension port bus (XP BUS) for enables communication between customer premise equipment (CPE), such as personal computers (PCS), and network specific attachment units (NSAUs). The NSAUs, connected to the XP BUS, may vary and differ. A host adapter, including a host bus interface controller, couples the XP BUS to the CPE through a bus. The device may operate in any number of multiple different communications modes, and hybrids of such modes. The device automatically detects and identifies the presence and type of a particular NSAU and initiates the loading of appropriate software for, and reconfiguration of the XP BUS for compatibility with, the detected and identified NSAU. Software is downloaded from the CPE host to the host adapter and NSAUs. The XP BUS dynamically reconfigures. Multiple NSAUs may be supported by the XP BUS, as a result.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04L 29/06; G06F 9/445; G06F 13/38; H04L 29/08; H04M 11/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 9/445 (2006.01); H04L 12/56 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04M 11/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04L 29/06 (2013.01); G06F 9/4411 (2013.01); H04L 69/18 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9933243A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9933243 A1 19990701; EP 1042893 A1 20001011; JP 2001527334 A 20011225

INPADOC legal status


2003-01-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020702

2000-10-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000719

2000-10-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE