07817659 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 369 patents.

A method and apparatus aggregate a plurality of input data streams from first processors into one data stream for a second processor, the circuit and the first and second processors being provided on an electronic circuit substrate. The aggregation circuit includes (a) a plurality of ingress data ports, each ingress data port adapted to receive an input data stream from a corresponding first processor, each input data stream formed of ingress data packets, each ingress data packet including priority factors coded therein, (b) an aggregation module coupled to the ingress data ports, adapted to analyze and combine the plurality of input data steams into one aggregated data stream in response to the priority factors, (c) a memory coupled to the aggregation module, adapted to store analyzed data packets, and (d) an output data port coupled to the aggregation module, adapted to output the aggregated data stream to the second processor.

Title
Method and apparatus for aggregating input data streams
Application Number
10/810208
Publication Number
7817659 (B2)
Application Date
March 26, 2004
Publication Date
October 19, 2010
Inventor
Richard A Grenier
San Jose
CA, US
Yu Mei Lin
Cupertino
CA, US
Yuen Fai Wong
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Foundry Networks
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/54
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