Patent Number: 7,788,428

Title: Multiplex mobile high-definition link (MHL) and USB 3.0

Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a data input/output (I/O) circuit for communicating data to/from the electronic device, first logic operative to control the data I/O circuit in accordance with a first data transfer standard, wherein the first data transfer standard defines a first connector pin out, and second logic different from the first logic and operative to control the data I/O circuit in accordance with a second data transfer standard, wherein the second data transfer defines a second connector pin out different from the first connector pin out. The device also includes switching logic operative to selectively couple the first logic or the second logic to the data I/O circuit so as to enable operation of the data I/O circuit in accordance with the first data transfer standard or the second data transfer standard.

Inventors: Melin; Tobias (Harlosa, SE)

Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

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

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018