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A scheduling mechanism is provided for controlling when the arbitration circuit of a node sharing a CSMA communication medium is to start CSMA arbitration for access to the communication medium once the node has a message ready for transmission, the scheduling mechanism delaying the arbitration circuit from seeking access if total transmission activity on the communication medium exceeds a total use threshold value and transmission activity of the node exceeds a local use threshold value, and otherwise permitting the arbitration circuit to seek access to the communication medium by arbitration in accordance with a priority value assigned to the node.

Title
Method and apparatus for scheduling access to a CSMA communication medium
Application Number
501663
Publication Number
5485147
Application Date
April 7, 1994
Publication Date
January 16, 1996
Inventor
Chris W Eidler
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Hoke S Johnson III
Monte Sereno
CA, US
David H Jaffe
Belmont
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
MTI Technology Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04Q 3/00
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