Patent Number: 6,167,047

Title: Packet classification state machine

Abstract: A programmable state machine comprising a program memory, a stack memory, and a processor is disclosed wherein the state machine operates with the processor accessing the program memory one or fewer times per state transition and wherein the processor is capable of accessing the stack and the program memory during a same state transition, at least one of a stack access operation and a program memory access operation performed independently.

Inventors: Welfeld; Feliks J. (Ottawa, CA)

Assignee: Solidum Systems Corp.

International Classification: H04L 12/56 (20060101); G06F 007/22 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017