Altera Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 1 -- Altera, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,385,142) developed by four co-inventors for a "flexible data strobe signal bus structure for wirebond and flip-chip packaging." The co-inventors are Guu Lin, San Jose, Calif., Yen-Fu Lin, San Jose, Calif., Mark W. Fiester, Redwood City, Calif., and Stephanie T. Tran, San Jose, Calif.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An integrated circuit with a flexible data strobe signal (DQS) bus structure is presented. The integrated circuit has a number of input/output (I/O) modules with a number of data pins to receive and transmit data. In addition, a subset of the I/O modules also have a data strobe pin. The input/output modules are connected to data strobe signal buses having a fixed configuration. The configuration of the fixed DQS bus groups a number of data pins with a corresponding data strobe pin and the grouping of data pin spans multiple I/O modules. The integrated circuit also has a flexible data bus connected to the I/O modules. Data pins of I/O modules of a second integrated circuit are mapped a subset of the data pins of corresponding I/O modules of the integrated circuit. The flexible data strobe signal bus enables selection of the subset of data pins in the integrated circuit."
The patent application was filed on May 12, 2009 (12/464,783). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,385,142&OS=8,385,142&RS=8,385,142
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.
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