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Method and Portable Apparatus for Capturing Information Pertaining to One or More Activities over a Link between Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198984D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 56K

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Abstract

A method and apparatus is disclosed for capturing information pertaining to one or more activities over a link between devices. The captured information is thereafter analyzed for rectifying problems in the link.

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Method and Portable Apparatus for Capturing Information Pertaining to One or More

Activities over a Link between Devices

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for capturing information pertaining to one or more activities over a link between devices. The captured information is thereafter analyzed for rectifying problems in the link.

The apparatus disclosed herein is a simple portable protocol device which is configured to only capture data associated with activities over a link between devices. The apparatus can be pre-configured for capturing exact problems in the link between devices. Further, the apparatus may be pre-configured to capture data associated with a specific traffic pattern. Additionally, the apparatus may be pre-configured to capture data for a specific period of time.

The apparatus can be easily connected to the link between devices as it doesn't require any external power source for supporting its operations.

Fig.1 depicts block diagram of the apparatus.

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The apparatus includes 101 and 107 as a means for getting connected between ports of interest. They could be, for example, a standard off the shelf SFP in an optical link or an Ethernet connector in case of Ethernet. The apparatus also includes ASIC 102, a USB/Flash Storage 104 and Memory 105. ASIC 102 is a microprocessor which

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interfaces with the 101 and 107 and process firmware machine readable code as required. Memory 105 is used by ASIC 102 and USB/Flash Storage 104 for temporary buffering...