05359468 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 22 patents.

In a digital data storage audio tape system having a host device interface unit, a main data buffer manager, a main data buffer, a processor, a data separator, a tape drive unit, and a read/write channel, this invention comprises a formatter providing track construction, encoding and decoding, error correction, and direct memory access of digital data transmitted between the host device unit and the tape drive unit and a frame buffer for buffering digital data for encoding and decoding, and error correction. The formatter is coupled between the main data buffer manager, via a direct memory access channel, and the read/write channel of the tape drive, and further is coupled to the frame buffer. The formatter is coupled to and responsive to instruction control by the processor in conjunction with instruction control of the tape drive unit by the processor.

Title
Digital data storage tape formatter
Application Number
7/740755
Publication Number
5359468
Application Date
August 6, 1991
Publication Date
October 25, 1994
Inventor
David R Lee
San Jose
CA, US
Ta Lin Chang
Cupertino
CA, US
Clifford R Berry
Fremont
CA, US
Daryl K Adams
San Jose
CA, US
Edward J Rhodes
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Lyon & Lyon
Assignee
R Byte
CA, US
IPC
G11B 5/09
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