Architectural Choices in Large Scale ATM Switches

Jonathan TURNER  Naoaki YAMANAKA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E81-B   No.2   pp.120-137
Publication Date: 1998/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on ATM Switching Systems for future B-ISDN)
ATM,  switch,  B-ISDN,  buffer,  architecture,  

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The rapid development of Asynchronous Transfer Mode technology in the last 10-15 years has stimulated renewed interest in the design and analysis of switching systems, leading to new ideas for system designs and new insights into the performance and evaluation of such systems. As ATM moves closer to realizing the vision of ubiquitous broadband ISDN services, the design of switching systems takes on growing importance. This paper seeks to clarify the key architectural issues for ATM switching system design and provides a survey of the current state-of-the-art.