Patent Number: 7,769,934

Title: Master and slave side arbitrators associated with programmable chip system components

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for providing a first master component with access to a first slave component while a second master component is accessing a second slave component in a system. The system may include a processor core and peripherals implemented on an integrated circuit. A slave side arbitrator corresponding to a single slave component and coupled to multiple master components can be used to provide a master component access to a slave component.

Inventors: Pritchard; Jeffrey Orion (Santa Cruz, CA), Allen; Timothy P. (Santa Cruz, CA)

Assignee: Altera Corporation

International Classification: G06F 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018