Patent Number: 6,311,235

Title: UART support for address bit on seven bit frames

Abstract: An asynchronous serial port provides increased serial throughput. In data frames comprising eight data bits, at least one bit may be disabled. The status and communication bits within the frame are moved into the locations of the disabled bits. The number of bits in the transmission data frame is thus reduced by the number of disabled data bits.

Inventors: Typaldos; Melanie D. (Buda, TX)

Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 13/38 (20060101); G06F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018