Patent Number: 6,310,898

Title: Compressed video and audio transport stream multiplexer

Abstract: A compressed video and audio transport stream multiplexer pre-builds a multiplex pattern in microprocessor local memory using a microprocessor with a DMA controller. The transport stream headers, a null packet, program specific information tables and packetized elementary stream buffers accessed by an assembly buffer that has DMA control blocks, two blocks per transport stream packet. The DMA control blocks are built and loaded into the assembly buffer based upon the number of packets required for the packetized elementary streams and program specific information according to the multiplex pattern. Packetized elementary stream data is received from respective sources and loaded into the packetized elementary stream buffers, and then output according to the DMA control blocks in the assembly buffer to form the transport stream.

Inventors: Schwartz; Mayer D. (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.

International Classification: H04N 7/52 (20060101); H04J 003/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018