This practical guide for switch designers, system engineers, network and information service managers and researchers is designed to meet the complex challenge of network control and management in ATM. It examines ATM switches from a systemic perspective, encompassing all aspects of switching and network control in the development of an ATM switching model. The authors discuss both the practical and the theoretical impacts of signalling, operations, network management and traffic control on switching system design and performance.
Asynchronous Transfer Mode. Information Flows in ATM. Traffic Control and Resource Management. ATM Switching Architectures. Input Module. Output Module. Cell Switch Fabric. Connection Admission Control. System Management.