Patent Number: 6,801,584

Title: Using a differential signal in adjusting a slice voltage for a single-ended signal

Abstract: A system for receiving electrical signals that use a differential signal in adjusting a slice voltage for a single-ended signal. This differential signal includes two signal lines. A first value is represented by the first signal line at a higher voltage than the second signal line, and a second value is represented by the first signal line at a lower voltage than the second signal line. The system receives the differential signal at the destination and compares it against the slice voltage to obtain a comparison. The system uses the comparison result to adjust the slice voltage, and uses the slice voltage as a reference signal in capturing the single-ended signal. Note that this single-ended signal includes a single signal line, wherein the first value is represented on this line by a voltage above the slice voltage, and the second value is represented by a voltage below the slice voltage.

Inventors: Williams; Emrys J. (Palo Alto, CA)

Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 25/02 (20060101); H04L 027/06 (); H04L 025/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/05/2021