Patents by Inventor Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh

Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11181957
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and method for the protection of reset in systems with stringent safety goals that employ primary and shadow logic blocks with a lock-step checker to achieve functional safety, including those systems having very large fanout of primary and shadow reset signal trees. The disclosed apparatus and method support assertion of reset that is asynchronous to the system clock and deassertion of reset that is synchronous to the system clock. Shadow logic blocks have reset deasserted a fixed number of clock cycles after their respective primary logic blocks, thereby avoiding the requirement to synchronize the primary and shadow reset signal trees at each of their end points to ensure lock-step operation between the primary and shadow logic blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Tushar P Ringe, Kishore Kumar Jagadeesha, David Joseph Hawkins, Saira Samar Malik
  • Patent number: 10802534
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein refer to an integrated circuit having first clock circuitry that receives a first clock signal and provides sampled offset pulses associated with the first clock signal when enabled with enable signals. The integrated circuit may include second clock circuitry that receives a second clock signal and provides the enable signals to the first clock circuitry based on the second clock signal. The integrated circuit may include fault detector circuitry that receives the sampled offset pulses from the first clock circuitry, receives the enable signals from the second clock circuitry, and provides one or more error flags for detected faults of the first clock signal based on the sampled offset pulses from the first clock circuitry and based on the enable signals from the second clock circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Tushar P. Ringe, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Amaresh Pangal, Kishore Kumar Jagadeesha, Mark David Werkheiser
  • Publication number: 20200241589
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein refer to an integrated circuit having first clock circuitry that receives a first clock signal and provides sampled offset pulses associated with the first clock signal when enabled with enable signals. The integrated circuit may include second clock circuitry that receives a second clock signal and provides the enable signals to the first clock circuitry based on the second clock signal. The integrated circuit may include fault detector circuitry that receives the sampled offset pulses from the first clock circuitry, receives the enable signals from the second clock circuitry, and provides one or more error flags for detected faults of the first clock signal based on the sampled offset pulses from the first clock circuitry and based on the enable signals from the second clock circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tushar P. Ringe, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Amaresh Pangal, Kishore Kumar Jagadeesha, Mark David Werkheiser
  • Patent number: 10585449
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein refer to an integrated circuit having a clock generator providing a clock signal. The integrated circuit may include a block having a block boundary, and the block receives the clock signal from the clock generator and provides the clock signal along a clock-tree. The integrated circuit may include a plurality of sub-blocks disposed within the block boundary of the block, and each sub-block of the plurality of sub-blocks receives the clock signal from within the block boundary of the block via the clock-tree, and diverges the clock signal into a first clock signal and a second clock signal from within a sub-block boundary of each sub-block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Tushar P. Ringe, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Amaresh Pangal, Kishore Kumar Jagadeesha, Mark David Werkheiser
  • Patent number: 10489315
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling direct memory transfer (DMT) in a data processing system with mismatched bus-widths in which a home node automatically determines, from a read request received from a requestor node, whether DMT should be enabled or disabled dependent on the bus-widths of the requestor node and a target slave node and on the size of the access. Optionally, when the slave node has a smaller bus width than the requestor node, a data combiner at an upload port for the target slave node merges two or more data beats of requested data received from the target slave node to form a single wider beat and transmits the single wider beat to the requestor node. A counter may be used to determine when a data buffer in the data combiner has sufficient space to store data beats to be merged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Tushar P. Ringe, Jamshed Jalal, Phanindra Kumar Mannava, Mark David Werkheiser, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Gurunath Ramagiri
  • Publication number: 20190073324
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling direct memory transfer (DMT) in a data processing system with mismatched bus-widths in which a home node automatically determines, from a read request received from a requestor node, whether DMT should be enabled or disabled dependent on the bus-widths of the requestor node and a target slave node and on the size of the access. Optionally, when the slave node has a smaller bus width than the requestor node, a data combiner at an upload port for the target slave node merges two or more data beats of requested data received from the target slave node to form a single wider beat and transmits the single wider beat to the requestor node. A counter may be used to determine when a data buffer in the data combiner has sufficient space to store data beats to be merged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: ARM LTD
    Inventors: Tushar P. Ringe, Jamshed Jalal, Phanindra Kumar Mannava, Mark David Werkheiser, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Gurunath Ramagiri
  • Patent number: 9900260
    Abstract: A bridging circuit and method of operation thereof, which couples first and second electronic circuits of a data processing system. The first electronic circuit generates signals corresponding to digits of a flow control unit (flit) of a first flow control protocol and where the second electronic circuit is responsive to signals corresponding to flits of a second flow control protocol. When first flits are destined for the same target buffer, they are combined to provide a second flit consistent with the second flow control protocol and transmitting the second flit to the second electronic circuit. The second flit includes data and metadata fields copied from the first flits, a common field common to each of the first flits, a merged field containing a merger of fields from the first flits and a validity field indicating which portions of the second flit contain valid data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Jamshed Jalal, Ashok Kumar Tummala, Phanindra Kumar Mannava, Tushar P. Ringe
  • Publication number: 20170171095
    Abstract: A bridging circuit and method of operation thereof, which couples first and second electronic circuits of a data processing system. The first electronic circuit generates signals corresponding to digits of a flow control unit (flit) of a first flow control protocol and where the second electronic circuit is responsive to signals corresponding to flits of a second flow control protocol. When first flits are destined for the same target buffer, they are combined to provide a second flit consistent with the second flow control protocol and transmitting the second flit to the second electronic circuit. The second flit includes data and metadata fields copied from the first flits, a common field common to each of the first flits, a merged field containing a merger of fields from the first flits and a validity field indicating which portions of the second flit contain valid data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Ramamoorthy Guru PRASADH, Jamshed JALAL, Ashok Kumar TUMMALA, Phanindra Kumar MANNAVA, Tushar P. RINGE
  • Patent number: 9665514
    Abstract: A bus network passes pending messages from bus interface to bus interface until they are downloaded at a target bus interface by a target device connected to the target bus interface. The messages are tagged with at least one download control bit. The download control bit has a priority state indicating that a message has already passed the target bus interface at least once without being downloaded. When controlling selection of messages for downloading by the target device, the target bus interface selects messages with the download control bit in the priority state with a greater probability than messages not having a download control bit in the priority state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventor: Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh
  • Patent number: 9372798
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus (2) comprises a first protocol domain A configured to operate under a write progress protocol and a second protocol domain B configured to operate under a snoop progress protocol. A deadlock condition is detected if a write target address for a pending write request issued from the first domain A to the second domain B is the same as a snoop target address or a pending snoop request issued from the second domain B to the first domain A. When the deadlock condition is detected, a bridge (4) between the domains may issue an early response to a selected one of the deadlocked write and snoop requests without waiting for the selected request serviced. The early response indicates to the domain that issued the selected request that the selected request has been serviced, enabling the other request to be serviced by the issuing domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: William Henry Flanders, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Ashok Kumar Tummala, Jamshed Jalal, Phanindra Kumar Mannava
  • Patent number: 8949547
    Abstract: A data processing system that manages data hazards at a coherency controller and not at an initiator device is disclosed. Write requests are processed in a two part form, such that a first part is transmitted and when the coherency controller has space to accept data, the data and a state of the data prior to a write are sent as a second part of a write request. When there are copending reads and writes to the same address, writes are stalled by not responding to the first part of a write request and snoop requests received to the address are processed regardless of the fact that the write is pending. When the pending read has completed, the coherency controller will respond to the first part of the write request and the initiator device will complete the write by sending the data and a state indicator following the snoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Phanindra Kumar Mannava, Jamshed Jalal, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Michael Alan Filippo
  • Publication number: 20150012713
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus (2) comprises a first protocol domain A configured to operate under a write progress protocol and a second protocol domain B configured to operate under a snoop progress protocol. A deadlock condition is detected if a write target address for a pending write request issued from the first domain A to the second domain B is the same as a snoop target address or a pending snoop request issued from the second domain B to the first domain A. When the deadlock condition is detected, a bridge (4) between the domains may issue an early response to a selected one of the deadlocked write and snoop requests without waiting for the selected request serviced. The early response indicates to the domain that issued the selected request that the selected request has been serviced, enabling the other request to be serviced by the issuing domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: ARM LIMITED
    Inventors: William Henry Flanders, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Ashok Kumar Tummala, Jamshed Jalal, Phanindra Kumar Mannava
  • Patent number: 8706936
    Abstract: A bus network passes pending messages from bus interface to bus interface until they are downloaded at a target bus interface by a target device connected to the target bus interface. The messages are tagged with at least one download control bit. The download control bit has a priority state indicating that a message has already passed the target bus interface at least once without being downloaded. When controlling selection of messages for downloading by the target device, the target bus interface selects messages with the download control bit in the priority state with a greater probability than messages not having a download control bit in the priority state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventor: Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh
  • Publication number: 20140032808
    Abstract: A bus network passes pending messages from bus interface to bus interface until they are downloaded at a target bus interface by a target device connected to the target bus interface. The messages are tagged with at least one download control bit. The download control bit has a priority state indicating that a message has already passed the target bus interface at least once without being downloaded. When controlling selection of messages for downloading by the target device, the target bus interface selects messages with the download control bit in the priority state with a greater probability than messages not having a download control bit in the priority state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: ARM LIMITED
    Inventor: Ramamoorthy Guru PRASADH
  • Patent number: 8490107
    Abstract: An integrated circuit 2 includes a plurality of transaction sources 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 communicating via a ring-based interconnect 30 with shared caches 22, 24 each having an associated POC/POS 30, 34 and serving as a request servicing circuit. The request servicing circuits have a set of processing resources 36 that may be allocated to different transactions. These processing resources may be allocated either dynamically or statically. Static allocation can be made in dependence upon a selection algorithm. This selection algorithm may use a quality of service value/priority level as one of its input variables. A starvation ratio may also be defined such that lower priority levels are forced to be selected if they are starved of allocation for too long. A programmable mapping may be made between quality of service values and priority levels. The maximum number of processing resources allocated to each priority level may also be programmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Jamshed Jalal, Mark David Werkheiser, Brett Stanley Feero, Michael Alan Filippo, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Phanindra Kumar Mannava
  • Patent number: 8463958
    Abstract: Initiator devices for generating transaction requests and recipient devices for receiving them are disclosed. The recipient devices accept transaction requests where there is available buffer storage for the transaction request. If there is no storage space available an acknowledgement signal generator generates and outputs a reject acknowledgement signal indicating a request has been received but has not been accepted by the recipient device. A credit generator can reserve at least one available storage location in the buffer and generate a credit grant for an initiator device that sent one of the transaction requests that was not accepted by the recipient device. The credit grant indicates to the initiator device that there is at least one reserved storage location, such that a subsequent transaction request from the initiator device will be accepted by the recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Phanindra Kumar Mannava, Jamshed Jalal, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Michael Alan Filippo, Bruce James Mathewson, Timothy Charles Mace
  • Patent number: 8463960
    Abstract: A centralised synchronizing device for determining progress of at least a subset of transaction requests that are transmitted through a data processing system. A system synchronizing request is a request generated by one of the plurality of transaction generating devices and queries progress of a subset of the transaction requests. The synchronizing device includes: at least one port to and from the data processing system; a multicast circuitry configured to output a plurality of synchronizing requests for multicast to at least some of the devices within the data processing system where the requests query the progress of the subset of the transaction requests. Gather circuitry collects responses to the requests confirming that the queried progress has occurred at the respective devices. The gather circuitry determines when responses to all of the requests have been received and outputs a response to the system synchronizing request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Phanindra Kumar Mannava, Jamshed Jalal, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Michael Alan Filippo
  • Publication number: 20130124767
    Abstract: A bus network passes pending messages from bus interface to bus interface until they are downloaded at a target bus interface by a target device connected to the target bus interface. The messages are tagged with at least one download control bit. The download control bit has a priority state indicating that a message has already passed the target bus interface at least once without being downloaded. When controlling selection of messages for downloading by the target device, the target bus interface selects messages with the download control bit in the priority state with a greater probability than messages not having a download control bit in the priority state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: ARM Limited
    Inventor: Ramamoorthy Guru PRASADH
  • Publication number: 20130042252
    Abstract: An integrated circuit 2 includes a plurality of transaction sources 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 communicating via a ring-based interconnect 30 with shared caches 22, 24 each having an associated POC/POS 30, 34 and serving as a request servicing circuit. The request servicing circuits have a set of processing resources 36 that may be allocated to different transactions. These processing resources may be allocated either dynamically or statically. Static allocation can be made in dependence upon a selection algorithm. This selection algorithm may use a quality of service value/priority level as one of its input variables. A starvation ratio may also be defined such that lower priority levels are forced to be selected if they are starved of allocation for too long. A programmable mapping may be made between quality of service values and priority levels. The maximum number of processing resources allocated to each priority level may also be programmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: ARM LIMITED
    Inventors: Jamshed Jalal, Mark David Werkheiser, Brett Stanley Feero, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Michael Alan Filippo, Phanindra Kumar Mannava
  • Publication number: 20130042077
    Abstract: A data processing system that manages data hazards at a coherency controller and not at an initiator device is disclosed. The data processing system process write requests in a two part form, such that a first part is transmitted and when the coherency controller has space to accept data it responds to the first part and the data and state of the data prior to the write are sent as a second part of the write request. When there are copending reads and writes to the same address the writes are stalled by the coherency controller by not responding to the first part of the write and the initiator device proceeds to process any snoop requests received to the address of the write regardless of the fact that the write is pending. When the pending read has completed the coherency controller will respond to the first part of the write and the initiator device will complete the write by sending the data and an indicator of the state of the data following the snoop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Phanindra Kumar Mannava, Jamshed Jalal, Ramamoorthy Guru Prasadh, Michael Alan Filippo