Asynchronous Transfer Mode provides high efficiency, multiplexing technology and cell oriented switching. The present invention relates in basic to telecommunications signal processing and additional specifically to a device for interworking asynchronous transfer mode cells. However a further technical benefit is to offer a device that can be programmed to give any details transfer service at any port.
Though one hundred-megabit Ethernet and other higher-speed networks can deliver comparable bandwidth, only ATM can give the QoS guarantees essential for genuine-time telephony, VCR-high quality video streaming, CD-high quality sound, smooth videoconferencing, and other delay-sensitive voice and video applications.
Interface card 12 may possibly provide by means of the very same hardware an asynchronous transfer mode interworking capability as well as the ability to course of action site visitors in other protocols such as frame relay, point to point (PPP), and high level data link control (HDLC) protocols.
The Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) defines the Ethernet standard as IEEE Typical 802.3. This regular defines guidelines for configuring an Ethernet network as nicely as specifying how components in an Ethernet network interact with 1 an additional.
Simply because the finish stations are joined by a typical medium, every single finish station on the classic LAN recognizes the frames, or packets, of information place on the wire by every of the other folks, regardless of irrespective of whether the frame is passed sequentially from one particular station to the next (as in a ring topology) or broadcast to all stations simultaneously (as with Ethernet).