A New Traffic Shaping Mechanism for ATM Networks

Francis PITCHO  Naoaki YAMANAKA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E77-B   No.12   pp.1628-1631
Publication Date: 1994/12/25
Online ISSN: 
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Networks and Service
ATM,  clumping,  traffic shaping,  CAC,  

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This letter proposes a VP-shaper for ATM networks that controls the VC-level cell clumping. The new shaper is compared with a conventional shaper and is found to significantly increase CAC (Call Admission Control) efficiency and achieve high VP utilization gain. Hardware implementation based on a shared buffer and chained lists is presented and its feasibility is shown.