Many established communications switching systems can no longer cope with the increasing quantity and complexity of modern teletraffic issues. Internationally acclaimed switching specialist Achille Pattavina has developed a radical approach to this problem which marks a significant technological breakthrough for telecommunications carriers and service providers. Applying university research to the emerging problem of bandwidth constraint, this new analysis of ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) switching principles, design and operation provides: Coverage of switching in Broadband Integrated Services Digital Networks (B–ISDNs) by means of Multistage Interconnection Networks Technical coverage of packet switching components Exposition of innovative techniques to minimise ATM cell loss and delay Methodology for combining fixed–length ATM packeting with advanced VLSI (Very Large Scale integrated Circuit) technology Development and application of Sorting and Banyan Network theories For telecommunications switching design engineers this book supplies detailed information about the use of ATM by an esteemed network engineer and IEEE Fellow. As a technical guide to the structural characteristics of ATM packet switches it will also be useful to advanced researchers and students of broadband communications switching.
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