Broadband Packet Switching Technologies

Broadband Packet Switching Technologies : A Practical Guide to ATM Switches and IP Routers

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The effective design of high-speed, reliable switching systems is essential for moving the huge volumes of traffic and multimedia over modern communications networks. This book explains all the main packet-switching architectures, including all theoretical and practical topics relevant to the design and management of high-speed networks. Delivering the most systematic coverage available of the subject, the authors interweave fundamental concepts with real-world applications and include engineering case studies from wireless and fiber-optic communications. It is intended for hardware and software engineers in the telecommunication industry, system engineers, and technicians.
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  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0471224405
  • 9780471224402

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Complete and comprehensive coverage of packet switching concepts and technologies

The rapid growth of Internet traffic has spurred a new concentration on IP routers and ATM, MPLS, and optical switches. This book addresses the basics, theory, architectures, and technologies for implementing ATM switches and IP routers. It focuses on the architecture for the next generation of broadband switches and routers and provides detailed treatment of both theoretical and practical topics for professionals and students alike.

Broadband Packet Switching Technologies is written with engineers and industry researchers in mind. It describes the basic concepts and fundamentals of ATM switches and IP routers, then divides the switches into different categories. In each category, the authors discuss the operations, problems, strengths, and weaknesses of the switches in performance and implementation. Detailed solutions and algorithms are also provided. The authors also extend fundamental packet-switching concepts to wireless and fiber-optic networks.

Broadband Packet Switching Technologies fills the need for a textbook and reference dedicated to high-speed networking technologies that serves the specific needs of professionals in the telecommunications industry and provides expert material for students in related fields.
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Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. Basics of Packet Switching. Input--Buffered Switches. Shared--Memory Switches. Banyan--Based Switches. Knockout--Based Switches. The Abacus Switch. Crosspoint--Buffered Switches. The Tandem--Crosspoint Switch. Clos--Network Switches. Optical Packet Switches. Wireless ATM Switches. IP Route Lookups. Appendix: SONET and ATM Protocols.Index.
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"...addresses the basics, theory, architectures, and technologies for implementing ATM switches and IP routers." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002) "...a remarkable overview of switching architectures and techniques in different technological environments..." (IEEE Communications Magazine, September 2002)
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About H. Jonathan Chao

H. JONATHAN CHAO, PhD, earned his doctorate at The Ohio State University. Since 1992 he has been Professor of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York and conducts research in terabit ATM switches and IP routers, quality of service control, and photonic packet switching. He was co--founder and Chief Technical Officer of Coree Networks Inc., building a terabit IP/MPLS switch router. Between 1985 and 1992 he was a member of technical staff at Telcordia in New Jersey. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and has published widely in the above subjects. CHEUK H. LAM, PhD, earned his doctorate at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the technical staff at Lucent Technologies Inc., Landover, Maryland. EIJI OKI, PhD, earned his doctorate at Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. He is a research engineer at NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories, Tokyo. In 2000 he was a visiting scholar at Polytechnic University.
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