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A data framer capable of supporting at least two different data framing protocols potentially present in a source data stream includes two or more framing circuits and a controller coupled to the framing circuits. Each of the framing circuits is configured to extract user data from the source data stream in accordance with a different data framing protocol associated with the respective framing circuit. The controller is operative to: (i) receive the source data stream and automatically determine which of the at least two different data framing protocols corresponds to the source data stream; and (ii) route the source data stream to one of the first framing circuit and the second framing circuit in response to a match between the determined data framing protocol of the source data stream and one of the first and second data framing protocols.

Title
Multi-protocol agile framer
Application Number
10/153321
Publication Number
6654383 (B2)
Application Date
May 22, 2002
Publication Date
November 25, 2003
Inventor
Thomas Röwer
Danbury
CT, US
Mark B Ritter
Danbury
CT, US
Charles Louis Haymes
Wesley Hills
NY, US
Agent
Ryan Mason & Lewis
US
Agent
Thu Ann Dang
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H04J 3/16
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