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Tunable-channel multiaccess (TCMA) networks: a new class of high-speed networks suitable for multimedia integrated networking
Author(s): Kwok-wai Cheung; Lian-Kuan Chen; C. Su; C. T. Yeung; P. T. To
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Paper Abstract

Tunable-channel multi-access (TCMA) networks are a new class of multi-channel networks that employ local channel tuning to reduce the node complexity. These networks are hybrids of switching networks and multiaccess networks and are vary suitable for high-speed multimedia integrated networking. Various distributed network protocols for these TCMA networks based on star, bus and ring topologies are discussed, including two particularly promising protocols, ACTA and EQEB. Both are based on bus/ring topologies, compatible to ATM, have simple design, high throughput, low delay and a performance that is independent of the round-trip delay. Various multiplexing strategies (space-division, wavelength-division, time-division and subcarrier) employing regenerative and non-regenerative implementations are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2024, Multigigabit Fiber Communication Systems, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161318
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Kwok-wai Cheung, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Lian-Kuan Chen, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
C. Su, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
C. T. Yeung, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
P. T. To, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2024:
Multigigabit Fiber Communication Systems
Leonid G. Kazovsky; Karen Liu, Editor(s)

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