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Transputer-based architecture for ATM LAN protocol testing
Author(s): M. Di Concetto; P. Crocetti; G. Marino; E. Merli; M. Pavesi; F. Zizza
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Paper Abstract

Local Area Networks (LANs) have completed two generations of development (Ethernet and Token Ring the first, and FDDI and DQDB the second); the large volumes of traffic involved in the emerging multimedia applications, however, lead towards a third generation of LANs. This generation must provide real-time capabilities needed by new services and solve the problems of interworking with ATM-based B-ISDN. Moreover the possibility to vary the subscribed bandwidth with the B-ISDN will be given to the LAN interfaces. This paper focuses on an architecture for protocol testing of a Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Protocol inserted in a LAN environment based on ATM technology. In fact, the technology of the third LAN generation will be the Asynchronous Transfer Mode solving every interface problem with the public B-ISDN. A testing and debugging environment which checks the implementation of the Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Protocol at the interface host/LAN- ATM is discussed. The main concepts of the overall system architecture are analyzed, evidencing both software and hardware issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1975, Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157014
Show Author Affiliations
M. Di Concetto, Italtel (Italy)
P. Crocetti, Italtel (Italy)
G. Marino, Italtel (Italy)
E. Merli, Italtel (Italy)
M. Pavesi, Italtel (Italy)
F. Zizza, Italtel (Italy)


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Local and Metropolitan Area Networks

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