05134648 is referenced by 51 patents and cites 3 patents.

A modem (200) for connecting a computer (100) or the like to a telephone network for data transmission purposes, the modem being of the type including a modulation/demodulation circuit for converting the digital signals of the computer into analog signals capable of being conveyed by the telephone network and vice versa, a computer interface circuit, and a telephone line interface circuit specially designed for a telephone network of a given type. The modem is characterized in that it comprises: a main circuit (210) designed to be placed inside the computer box (102) and incorporating the modulation/demodulation circuit (214) and the computer interface circuit (216); an auxiliary circuit (220) situated in a box (225) external to the computer box and incorporating the telephone line interface circuit; and disconnectable connection means (Cl, 230, 232) between the auxiliary circuit and the main circuit. The modem further includes means for at least periodically transferring an identification code from the auxiliary circuit to the main circuit, the identification code being stored in said auxiliary circuit and being representative of said given type of telephone network, means being provided in the main circuit for adapting the operating characteristics of said main circuit to said given type of network.

Title
Reconfigurable modem for a computer or the like
Application Number
7/582526
Publication Number
5134648
Application Date
September 14, 1990
Publication Date
July 28, 1992
Inventor
Nicolas Bocquet
Paris
FR
Barry Hochfield
Noisy le Roi
FR
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Apple Computer
CA, US
IPC
H04M 11/00
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