Patent Number: 8,792,508

Title: Subscriber and communication controller of a communication system and method for implementing a gateway functionality in a subscriber of a communication system

Abstract: A subscriber of a communication system includes a microprocessor, at least two communication controllers and a peripheral bus. The microprocessor is connected to the communication controllers via the peripheral bus and is also connected via the communication controllers respectively to a communication link of the communication system, via which messages are transmitted. In order to optimize the gateway functionality within the subscriber, a provision is made that at least one of the communication controllers has an active interface via which the communication controller is connected to the peripheral bus and has a logic circuit for independently implementing a gateway functionality.

Inventors: Ihle; Markus (Jettenburg, DE), Lorenz; Tobias (Schwieberdingen, DE), Taube; Jan (Markgroningen, DE)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: G06F 13/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018