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Novel distributed control architecture for a multigigabit TDM-WDM LAN
Author(s): Sanjay Saraswat
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Paper Abstract

We describe a low-latency distributed control architecture for a high-bandwidth, high performance TDM-WDM based local area network developed at the National Research Council of Canada. The control architecture is designed with the aim of low average connection latency and communication wait time amongs network nodes. The protocol supported in the network is lightweight and reliable as control signaling takes place over a dedicated channel requiring no acknowledgement from the destination devices. We present network performance results obtained from modeling the control architecture, medium access control protocol, number of wavelength channels, and transmit and receive component specifications. The results indicate that the control architecture keeps the network latency and communication wait time close to the base value over an impressive range of bandwidth demands.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3531, All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327056
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Sanjay Saraswat, Newbridge Networks Corp. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3531:
All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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