06130894 is referenced by 70 patents and cites 20 patents.

A network interface is presented that receives packet data from a shared medium and accomplishes the signal processing required to convert the data packet to host computer formatted data separately from receiving the data packet. The network interface receives the data packet, converts the analog signal to a digitized signal, and stores the resulting sample packet in a storage queue. An off-line processor, which may be the host computer itself, performs the signal processing required to interpret the sample packet. In transmission, the off-line process converts host-formatted data to a digitized version of a transmission data packet and stores that in a transmission queue. A transmitter converts the transmission data packet format and transmits the data to the shared medium.

Title
Off-line broadband network interface
Application Number
9/37357
Publication Number
6130894
Application Date
March 9, 1998
Publication Date
October 10, 2000
Inventor
Kevin H Peterson
San Francisco
CA, US
Edward H Frank
Portola Valley
CA, US
John T Holloway
Woodside
CA, US
Jason Trachewsky
Menlo Park
CA, US
Eric Ojard
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Christie Parker & Hale
Assignee
Broadcom Homenetworking
CA, US
IPC
H04B 7/212
H04L 12/66
H04L 12/28
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