Patent Number: 7,103,696

Title: Circuit and method for hiding peer devices in a computer bus

Abstract: Circuit and method for hiding peer devices from a computer host are provided. The devices and host share a common electrical bus, e.g., a PCI bus. The method allows to generate a signal indicative of the presence of a first peer device. The method further allows to hide a second peer device from the host so that the second device is controlled by the first peer device whenever the signal indicates the presence of the first device.

Inventors: Vogt; Paul (Geneva, FL), Trocine; Thomas (Oviedo, FL)

Assignee: Adaptec, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 13/00 (20060101); G06F 3/00 (20060101); H05K 7/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018