05530842 is referenced by 49 patents and cites 13 patents.

A local net area network, or LAN, configuration is provided with a multiple generic LAN channel architecture which can be logically and dynamically changed. The configuration control can be applied to each module of the network and to each port of a module of a LAN hub. The architecture provides multiple LAN protocols to be used simultaneously, as needed, through protocol specific functions. Industry standard protocol such as: token bus, token ring, and fiber distributed data interface (FDDI), can be implemented using the generic channel architecture and its characteristics providing respective network functions. The architecture also provides a digital collision detection method and provides information necessary for precise network statistics monitoring. The token passing ring architecture provides a logical ring formation within the generic channel. A token passing bus architecture uses modified Ethernet.TM. architecture, and a hub management provides control for the generic multichannel and the LAN management provides protocol dependent network management. The architecture provided allows multiple hub management entities via hub mastership arbitration to provide a unique master for the hub management function.

Title
Generic backplane system which is configurable to serve different network access methods simultaneously
Application Number
512849
Publication Number
5530842
Application Date
March 31, 1994
Publication Date
June 25, 1996
Inventor
Igor Zhovnirovski
Lexington
MA, US
Yuval Shohet
Acton
MA, US
Gordon Saussy
Brighton
MA, US
Richard Rehberg
Northboro
MA, US
Brian Ramelson
Brighton
MA, US
Yoseph Linde
Needham
MA, US
Yongbum Kim
Brookline
MA, US
Steven E Horowitz
Holliston
MA, US
Alex Herman
Sharon
MA, US
Ira Hart
Cambridge
MA, US
John L Cook III
Southborough
MA, US
Ilan Carmi
Framingham
MA, US
Samuel Ben Meir
Sharon
MA, US
David Bartolini
Dudley
MA, US
Menachem Abraham
Lexington
MA, US
Agent
McGlew and Tuttle
Assignee
3COM Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/00
G06F 9/00
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