Digital Switching System Architectures

  • John C. McDonald
Part of the Applications of Communications Theory book series (ACTH)


Functional elements of digital switching systems have been described in prior chapters. These chapters have presented analog and digital terminations, the switching center network, and system control. In this chapter, the internal structure of complete systems which are composed of these elements will be described. The architecture of a digital switch is studied by summarizing the operation of the individual system elements and by describing the operation of a hypothetical switch. Examples of commercial digital switching systems are then presented.


Time Slot Switching System Switching Network Pulse Code Modulation Loop Delay 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. McDonald
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  1. 1.MBX Inc.New CanaanUSA

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