US 9,811,483 B2
Configurable serial communication hub
Win N. Maung, Plano, TX (US); Charles M. Campbell, Wylie, TX (US); and Suzanne M. Vining, Plano, TX (US)
Assigned to Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dallas, TX (US)
Filed on Jun. 17, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/186,076.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/182,177, filed on Jun. 19, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0371206 A1, Dec. 22, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 13/20 (2006.01); G06F 13/10 (2006.01); G06F 13/42 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 13/20 (2013.01) [G06F 13/102 (2013.01); G06F 13/4282 (2013.01); Y02B 60/1228 (2013.01); Y02B 60/1235 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A serial communication hub, comprising:
an upstream port;
a plurality of downstream ports; and
a port controller configured to:
arrange a first port of the plurality of downstream ports and a second port of the plurality of downstream ports to operate in combination as a serial communication interface,
determine an orientation of a cable connector coupled to the serial communication interface, and
based on the determined orientation, enable one of the first port and the second port, and disable the other port.