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Fast packet switch architectures for broadband integrated services digital networks

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1 Author(s)
Tobagi, F.A. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Stanford Univ., CA, USA

Background information on networking and switching is provided, and the various architectures that have been considered for fast packet switches are described. The focus is solely on switches designed to be implemented electronically. A set of definitions and a brief description of the functionality required of fast packet switches are given. Three basic types of packet switches are identified: the shared-memory, shared-medium, and space-division types. Each of these is described, and examples are given

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:78 ,  Issue: 1 )