Patent Number: 6,298,400

Title: Enhancing interface device to transport stream of parallel signals to serial signals with separate clock rate using a pin reassignment

Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for enhancing interface between a host and a point of deployment (POD) module having parallel signal paths carrying parallel signals of a transport stream. The parallel signals operate at a parallel clock rate. An interface card has a serial portion to provide serial signal paths carrying serial signals between the host and the POD module. Each of the serial signals corresponds to the parallel signals. Each of the serial signals operating at a serial clock rate.

Inventors: Candelore; Brant L. (Escondido, CA)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/00 (20060101); H04N 5/765 (20060101); H04N 5/44 (20060101); H04N 5/45 (20060101); H04N 5/775 (20060101); G06F 013/12 (); G06F 013/38 (); G06F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018