Patent Number: 8,443,214

Title: Method and system for optimizing power consumption in a mobile environment

Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method adapted to optimize power consumption in a communication system used in a Gigabit Ethernet environment. The method comprises determining at least one power mode of a host from a plurality of possible host power modes. The method further comprises selecting at least one network interface power management state from a plurality of possible network interface power management states based, at least in part, on the determined power mode.

Inventors: Lee; Jonathan (Dublin, CA), Lenell; John (Newport Beach, CA), Youngblood; Gregory (Santa Ana, CA)

Assignee: Broadcom Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/32 (20060101); G06F 1/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-14 0:00:00