Patent Number: 6,167,059

Title: Apparatus and method for transmitting data

Abstract: A communication system (100) comprises a processor (150), a channel memory (160), a communication line (180), a transmit connect table (146), a transmit scheduler table (144), and a program memory (148). The channel memory (160) stores channels (161) with data cells (102). The processor (150) writes channel identifiers (e.g., 1 2) into schedule fields (110-V) of the transmit scheduler table (144) and points with a pointer R and a pointer V to the schedule fields (110-V). The pointers R and V identify fields in which the processor (150) looks up for a first channel identifier. The processor (150) forwards data cells (102) from the channel memory (160) to the communication line (180) for the channel (161) corresponding to the first channel identifiers. Then, the processor (150) moves the first channel identifier to an other field and writes a second channel identifier stored in the transmit connect table (146) to the field of the first channel identifier.

Inventors: Hagai; Avi (Raanana, IL), Amrani; Ronen (Givataim, IL), Weitz; Eliezer (Hulon, IL), Yeivin; Yoram (Hod Hasharon, IL)

Assignee: Motorola Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 11/04 (20060101); H04L 12/56 (20060101); H04L 012/28 (); H04L 012/56 (); H04L 012/54 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017