Fast Transmission of Data With Quick Overrun Recovery
Original Publication Date: 1981-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
In contemporary systems for transmission of discrete data blocks (of packets, doublewords, words, bytes, etc.), wherein the receiver must buffer the data for transmission to another receiver, customary practice is to separate successive blocks by a "guard" interval of sufficient duration to permit the receiver to alert the sender to the availability of sufficient buffer capacity at the receiver for storage of the next block. This wasteful time separation between successive blocks (and potentially wasteful use of buffer resources at the receiver) can be eliminated by means of the scheme described below.