Patent Number: 6,480,499

Title: Data transfer

Abstract: Apparatus for re-assembling information cells of messages, comprising a message memory, a message data memory, a location memory, and loading apparatus. The message memory stores each message in blocks that can be different lengths. The message data memory stores, for each message, message data defining a location in message memory, a position in the block, and a length of the block that is to receive the cells of the message. The location memory stores, for each message, an indication of the location of the message data. The loading apparatus receives the cells, and for each cell, accesses location memory to determine the location of message data, stores the cell in the message memory at the indicated location, increments the message data defining the location and the position, and compares the incremented position with the stored length of the block to determine whether the end of the block has been reached.

Inventors: Richards; Neil (East Brent, GB), Panesar; Gajinder Singh (Bristol, GB), Carey; John (Bristol, GB), Thompson; Peter (Bristol, GB)

Assignee: STMicroelectronics Limited

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

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019