07804859 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 67 patents.

In a particular embodiment, a system includes an input/output (I/O) interface adapted to couple to a network cable to receive power and data and includes a physical transport layer (PHY) circuit including multiple channels coupled to the I/O interface. The PHY circuit is adapted to send data to and receive data from a network device via the multiple channels. The system further includes a multiplexer circuit coupled to the PHY circuit to multiplex data from the multiple channels into a multiplexed data stream and includes an isolation barrier circuit coupled to the multiplexer circuit and to a particular circuit. The isolation barrier is adapted to electrically isolate a particular circuit from the multiplexer circuit, the PHY circuit, and the I/O interface.

Title
System and method of providing electrical isolation
Application Number
12/164624
Publication Number
7804859 (B2)
Application Date
June 30, 2008
Publication Date
September 28, 2010
Inventor
Phillip A Callahan
Austin
TX, US
D Matthew Landry
Austin
TX, US
Agent
R Michael Reed
Polansky & Associates P L L C
Assignee
Silicon Laboratories
TX, US
IPC
H04J 3/04
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