Patent Number: 7,356,048

Title: Method and apparatus for network modems on a shared communications channel

Abstract: A network modem which interfaces, in an embodiment of the invention, with existing wired media within a home. The network modems couple to an existing shared medium and utilize frequency division multiplexing to create a communication network thereon. Communication channels are established, discrete from one another in frequency space with each of the active modems coupled to the shared communications medium. Each communication channel carries simplex communications between two or more modems, and all simplex communication channels operate simultaneously to provide a network between all the active modems coupled to the shared communications medium.

Inventors: Rezvani; Behrooz (San Ramon, CA)

Assignee: Ikanos Communications, Inc.

International Classification: H04J 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-04-08 0:00:00