A Tb/s throughput ATM switching Architecture, OPTIMA, is proposed for a quasi-non-blocking large switch. The switch uses hardware self-rearrangement with a three stage network, that is traffic control is automatically performed by hardware. The switch thus acts as a non-blocking switch. In addition, optical wavelength routing is used to avoid interconnection limitations. An 8×8 interconnection is realized that uses 8 wavelengths to transfer 10 Gb/s signals. A 640 Gb/s OPTIMA prototype is described. The proposed OPTIMA architecture and 640 Gb/s system can be applied to realize future broadband ATM networks.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Dec 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE ATM Workshop - Lisboa, Portugal|
Duration: 1997 May 25 → 1997 May 28
|Other||Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE ATM Workshop|
|Period||97/5/25 → 97/5/28|
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