ATM Switches with the Guaranteed-Rate Property

Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 537)


In this chapter, ATM switches are considered. Generic “single-stage” ATM switch design goals will be outlined. Switch fabric designs are not explored; nonblocking crossbar fabrics will be implicitly assumed throughout this chapter. A focus of the chapter is to describe ATM switches that have a guaranteed-rate property and are feasible at high transmission speeds. The handling of best-effort flows is also considered with an eye toward IP data applications. More comprehensive overviews of packet switching are given in [142, 9, 110].


Output Port Input Port Bandwidth Allotment Memory Block Output Link 
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    VOQ was originally proposed to eliminate head-of-line blocking in simple input-buffered switches [3, 109].Google Scholar
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    The term “hub” is sometimes used instead of “port” in this context.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.E&CE DeptUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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