IEE Colloquium on Hardware Support for Communication Networks

1-1 March 1988

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  • IEE Colloquium on 'Hardware Support for Communication Networks' (Digest No.83)

    Publication Year: 1988
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  • An overview of standards for communications networks

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1/1 - 1/6
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    Gives a brief overview of OSI networking followed by an examination of some topics that are applicable to the physical layer-the real volts and amperes of communications.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Interface standards and associated hardware support for WANs

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):2/1 - 2/4
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    The paper takes a brief snap-shot at some of the principal WAN interface standards for circuit and packet switched networks, and gives some examples to illustrate the technology that is available for implementing these standards. It concentrates on the international WAN standards as ratified by CCITT.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Hardware support for communication networks, ISDN: the I420 interface standard and associated chip support

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):4/1 - 4/6
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    An integrated services digital network (ISDN) is a telecomms network, or several overlaid networks providing a number of services. These services may include, for example, telephony, data or text transmission. Customer access to these services is via a common access point, the user/network interface. There are currently two versions of this interface specified-the basic rate and the primary rate i... View full abstract»

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  • Use of CMOS gate arrays in a distributed mainframe system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):5/1 - 5/3
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    The complexity of a mainframe is determined by the need to run an existing operating system and by the performance requirement. For the VME operating system the smaller processor of the two mainframe designs contains about 250 K logic gates and 4 M bits of fast static RAM organised as a 32 bit wide data flow. Historically equipment of this complexity required a computer room environment to cope wi... View full abstract»

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  • Switching networks for Transputer links

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):6/1 - 6/4
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    The simplest, and in many ways the ideal way of thinking of a totally reconfigurable machine made from transputers, is to imagine all their links being connected into one big switch. To make any arbitrary network in a non-blocking manner this switch would have to have the function of a 4T*4T crossbar switch. However since the transputer links only support one-to-one connections, this switch could ... View full abstract»

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  • The use of Transputers in Project Unison

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):7/1 - 7/4
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    Unison is a four-year, Pounds 2 million, Alvey research project investigating the interconnection of local area networks (LANs) by an integrated services digital network (ISDN) for office applications. The project uses a pilot ISDN, which is one of the world's first primary rate (2 Mb/s) prototypes, developed for the Alvey directorate by BT and Logica. On each site, Unison LANs are connected to th... View full abstract»

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