Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM): Technical Overview
Written for computer professionals who have a basic understanding of communications, this book offers a broad overview of the emerging technologies of very high-speed data and voice communications. Covers the principles of high-speed networking; fiber optical technology and optical networks; local area networks; metropolitan area networks; high-speed packet switches; and high-speed cell switching. For computer professionals interested in the fields of data communications and voice networking.
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adaptation layer ATM Adaptation Layer ATM address ATM Cell ATM endpoint ATM Forum ATM layer ATM network ATM switch bandwidth broadcast bytes called cell header cell rate congestion connection connectionless CPCS-PDU data frames data rate data transfer defined destination devices direct VCCs discarded encoding end user end-to-end end-user example FDDI fiber flow control frame frame relay function illustrated in Figure input interface ITU-T LAN emulation leaky bucket logical maximum Mbps multicast multiplexing node OA&M operation Output Queueing packet buffer payload peer group Physical Layer PNNI problem protocol received SAR-PDU Segmentation and Reassembly sent server setup signaling single Sonet specified standards structure sublayer switch fabric switch-on-a-chip switching element synchronization throughput topology transit delay transmission transmitted types virtual channel virtual LAN Virtual Path voice workstation