US Patent No. 9,521,703

MULTIPLE ABSTRACTION LAYERS WITHIN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE


Patent No. 9,521,703
Issue Date December 13, 2016
Title Multiple Abstraction Layers Within A Communication Device
Inventorship John Egan, Palm Harbor, FL (US)
Abdelrazak Younes, St. Prex (CH)
Marcos Martinez-Vazquez, Barcelona (ES)
Assignee Marvell World Trade Ltd., St. Michael (BB)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,521,703

1. A communication device, comprising:
a plurality of communication interfaces, each communication interface configured to operate according to a respective communication
protocol; and

a plurality of abstraction layer (AL) processing units, each AL processing unit coupled to a respective communication interface
of the plurality of communication interfaces, wherein each AL processing unit is configured to abstract the corresponding
communication protocol from an upper layer processing unit, and wherein each AL processing unit includes i) a respective first
interface for communicating with the respective communication interface and ii) a respective second interface for communicating
with other AL processing units within the communication device.