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XScale/ME Data Synchronization Mechanism for IXP2xxx Family of Network Processors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022271D
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-03

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that uses a locking mechanism, supported by SRAM and SCRATCH memory hardware, to perform data access synchronization between microengines (ME) and XScale. Benefits include reducing the complexity of network processor applications.