06393489 is referenced by 34 patents and cites 2 patents.

Disclosed is a media access controller for transferring data along a computer network. The media access controller includes a transmit media access controller that is configured to process out-going packet data received from an upper layer for transmission to a lower layer. A receive media access controller that is configured to process in-coming packet data received from the lower layer for transmission to the upper layer. A transmit multi-packet queue FIFO for receiving the out-going packet data from the upper layer before being passed to the transmit media access controller. A receive multi-packet queue FIFO for receiving the in-coming packet data that is received by the receive media access controller. The media access controller further including a media access controller manager interfacing with the transmit and receive media access controllers. The media access controller manager being responsible for managing the flow of packet data through the transmit and receive multi-packet queue FIFOs.

Title
Media access control architectures and network management systems
Application Number
9/594745
Publication Number
6393489 (B1)
Application Date
June 13, 2000
Publication Date
May 21, 2002
Inventor
Praveen D Kumar
Fremont
CA, US
Linh Tien Truong
San Jose
CA, US
Alak K Deb
San Jose
CA, US
Devendra K Tripathi
San Jose
CA, US
Namakkal S Sambamurthy
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Beyer Weaver & Thomas
US
Assignee
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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