Patent Number: 7,710,679

Title: Communications channel with programmable coupling

Abstract: A communications circuit includes a first filter having a corner frequency that is adjustable. A data type identifier that tracks first and second types of data flowing through the communications circuit. A control module that adjusts the corner frequency of the first filter to provide alternating current (AC) coupling during the first type of data and adjusts the corner frequency of the first filter to provide direct current (DC) coupling during the second type of data.

Inventors: Sutardja; Pantas (Los Gatos, CA)

Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 5/02 (20060101); G11B 20/10 (20060101); G11B 5/09 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018