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Replicated broadband switch improvements using optical devices
Author(s): Paolo Bassi; Gaetano Bellanca; Franco Callegati; Giorgio Emanuele Corazza; Francesco B. Masetti; Carla Raffaelli
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Paper Abstract

The system design of a large (512x512) replicated banyan switch for broadband applications at 622 Mbit/s is presented and the physical limitations that arise in electronic implementation outlined. Optics seems the key to solve the problems that make all-electrical implementation impossible for high speed and large size switches. Possible solutions that adopt optics for board-to-board interconnections are here proposed and discussed for their introduction in the switch.

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Date Published: 2 February 1993
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Proc. SPIE 1773, Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.983208
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Paolo Bassi, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
Gaetano Bellanca, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
Franco Callegati, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
Giorgio Emanuele Corazza, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
Francesco B. Masetti, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (France)
Carla Raffaelli, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1773:
Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories
Stephen T. Kowel; John A. Neff; William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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