06801974 is referenced by 69 patents.
A method for filtering events in a computing system using a low power device, Personal Data Assistant is provided. The filtering is done without the involvement of the processor of the computing system. The filtering of events include authorizing requests from wireless devices before the processor's resources are utilized. In a mobile computing system, pre filtering by low power device reduces the amount of time the processor needs to be active. The personal digital assistant also provides certain functionality of computing system and access to the resources of computing system without bringing up the system in a full power mode. When the processor is in active state, the personal digital assistant continues to authorize access requests from wireless device and also provides a peer-to-peer communication and exchange of general information with other wireless devices.