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A PRODUCER-CONSUMER SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008289D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-04

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Aviel Livay Marc Neustadter Shtayer Ronen

Abstract

This invention relates to a system on which hvo entities share a FIFO. One entity (the Producer) writes data to the FIFO while the other entity (the Consumer) reads data from that FIFO. Producer and Consumer operating frequencies can be different. The problem in implementing such a system is that the Producer shall not write to the FIFO when it is full and the Consumer shall not read from the FIFO when it is empty.