Contiguous Receive Buffer for TDM Data Streams
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-22
In a TDM environment each user is statically allocated a communication time slot. The user may or may not use this time slot. When a time slot is not used, it is wasted. In a processor system receiving a TDM data stream, the usual procedure is to convert this stream into parallel form and store it into a memory device for further processing. In such a case the unused time slots would be stored together with the used time slots. This means wasted memory space and processor real time (for processing the unused time slots).