∗ The role of Internet protocol (IP) networking with ATM
∗ Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM)
∗ How different packet types are mapped onto ATM
∗ How ATM is mapped onto SONET/SDH
∗ The future direction of convergence of communications
This concise book features chapters complete with easy–to–follow illustrations, review questions, worked examples, and valuable references. An accompanying CD–ROM provides the key figures in full color, suitable for easy cut–and–paste presentations. Understanding SONET/SDH and ATM is a must–read for information technology, telecommunications, and communications professionals who want to improve their knowledge of this emerging technology.
LEGACY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS: CONCEPTS.
Basic Technology and Services.
Legacy Data Networks.
SONET AND SDH.
Synchronization and Timing.
IP over SONET and DWDM.
ASYNCHRONOUS TRANSFER MODE.
ATM Cell Switching.
Segmentation and Reassembly.
ATM over SONET/SDH.
Management of ATM over SONET.
List of Abbreviations.
About the Author.