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Patent Title: High performance multichannel DMA controller for a PCI host bridge with a built-in cache

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6230219
Issue Date: 05-08-2001
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File Date:11-10-1997

Abstract: A host bridge having a dataflow controller is provided. In a preferred embodiment, the host bridge contains a read command path which has a mechanism for requesting and receiving data from an upstream device. The host bridge also contains a write command path that has means for receiving data from a downstream device and for transmitting the received data to an upstream device. A target controller is used to receive the read and write commands from the downstream device and to steer the read command toward the read command path and the write command toward the write command path. A bus controller is also used to request control of an upstream bus before transmitting the request for data of the read command and transmitting the data of the write command.


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