Patent Number: 7,769,929

Title: Design tool selection and implementation of port adapters

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for allowing interconnection between ports associated with primary and secondary components in an embedded system. Ports may only support a particular bus type or set of attributes and a variety of ports may be incompatible. Bus types include Peripheral Components Interface (PCI) and Advanced Microcontroller Bus Architecture (AMBA) while attributes include bursting, non-bursting, word-wide, byte-wide, etc. Port adapters components are automatically selected from a library of port adapter components to allow connection of incompatible ports. Port adapters can be shared, chained, and intelligently selected for increased efficiency.

Inventors: Pritchard; Jeffrey Orion (Santa Cruz, CA)

Assignee: Altera Corporation

International Classification: G06F 13/12 (20060101); G06F 13/38 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018