MEANS OF DETERMINING SPEED CAPABILITIES OF A CONNECTION BASED UPON THE CAPABILITIES OF THE CONNECTED NODES AND MEASUREMENTS OF THE CONNECTING MEDIUM
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-16
Sony Technical Digest
This invention was primarily developed for ILink products, particularly long distance links. It determines the speed capabilities of a link by measuring its in-use error rate. The method of measuring a link's in-use error rate is a more reliable speed-measuring method than relying on vendor-specified speeds. Though this invention was developed for IEEE Std 1394 Serial Bus, it could be applicable to other links as well.