07954114 is referenced by 48 patents and cites 315 patents.

A firmware socket module is deployed on a reconfigurable logic device, wherein the firmware socket module is configured to provide both commands and target data to an entry point in a data processing pipeline, wherein each command defines a data processing operation that is to be performed by the data processing pipeline, and wherein the target data corresponds to the data upon which the data processing pipeline performs its commanded data processing operation. Also, the firmware socket module may be configured to (1) access an external input descriptor pool buffer that defines an order in which commands and target data are to be provided to the data processing pipeline, and (2) transfer the commands and target data from an external memory to the data processing pipeline in accordance with the defined order.

Title
Firmware socket module for FPGA-based pipeline processing
Application Number
11/339892
Publication Number
7954114 (B2)
Application Date
January 26, 2006
Publication Date
May 31, 2011
Inventor
Jason R White
Manchester
MO, US
Michael Henrichs
Saint Louis
MO, US
Benjamin C Brodie
University City
MO, US
E F Berkley Shands
Kirkwood
MO, US
Roger D Chamberlain
Saint Louis
MO, US
Agent
Thompson Coburn
Assignee
Washington University
MO, US
Exegy Incorporated
MO, US
IPC
G06F 17/50
G06F 13/00
G06F 9/45
G06F 9/44
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