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Endianness-Independent DMA Transfer Using a IXP400 Series Network Processor Engine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021514D
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-21

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that incorporates the endianness support inside the DMA driver by specifying "byte swapping" as one of the DMA modes. Benefits include reducing the number of CPU cycles required for endianness conversion.