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Principles of Broadband Switching and Networking

Book Description

An authoritative introduction to the roles of switching and transmission in broadband integrated services networks

Principles of Broadband Switching and Networking explains the design and analysis of switch architectures suitable for broadband integrated services networks, emphasizing packet-switched interconnection networks with distributed routing algorithms. The text examines the mathematical properties of these networks, rather than specific implementation technologies. Although the pedagogical explanations in this book are in the context of switches, many of the fundamental principles are relevant to other communication networks with regular topologies.

After explaining the concept of the modern broadband integrated services network and why it is necessary in today's society, the book moves on to basic switch design principles, discussing two types of circuit switch design—space domain and time domain—and packet switch design. Throughput improvements are illustrated by some switch design variations such as Speedup principle, Channel-Grouping principle, Knockout principle, and Dilation principle.

Moving seamlessly into advanced switch design principles, the book covers switch scalability, switch design for multicasting, and path switching. Then the focus moves to broadband communications networks that make use of such switches. Readers receive a detailed introduction on how to allocate network resources and control traffic to satisfy the quality of service requirements of network users and to maximize network usage. As an epilogue, the text shows how transmission noise and packet contention have similar characteristics and can be tamed by comparable means to achieve reliable communication.

Principles of Broadband Switching and Networking is written for senior undergraduate and first-year postgraduate students with a solid background in probability theory.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. CONTENTS
  6. PREFACE
  7. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
  8. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
    1. 1.1 SWITCHING AND TRANSMISSION
    2. 1.2 MULTIPLEXING AND CONCENTRATION
    3. 1.3 TIMESCALES OF INFORMATION TRANSFER
    4. 1.4 BROADBAND INTEGRATED SERVICES NETWORK
    5. PROBLEMS
  9. CHAPTER 2: CIRCUIT SWITCH DESIGN PRINCIPLES
    1. 2.1 SPACE-DOMAIN CIRCUIT SWITCHING
    2. 2.2 TIME-DOMAIN AND TIME–SPACE–TIME CIRCUIT SWITCHING
    3. PROBLEMS
  10. CHAPTER 3: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF PACKET SWITCH DESIGN
    1. 3.1 PACKET CONTENTION IN SWITCHES
    2. 3.2 FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTIES OF INTERCONNECTION NETWORKS
    3. 3.3 SORTING NETWORKS
    4. 3.4 NONBLOCKING AND SELF-ROUTING PROPERTIES OF CLOS NETWORKS
    5. PROBLEMS
  11. CHAPTER 4: SWITCH PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS
    1. 4.1 PERFORMANCE OF SIMPLE SWITCH DESIGNS
    2. 4.2 DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS FOR INPUT QUEUEING SWITCHES
    3. 4.3 DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS BASED ON OUTPUT CAPACITY EXPANSION
    4. PROBLEMS
  12. CHAPTER 5: ADVANCED SWITCH DESIGN PRINCIPLES
    1. 5.1 SWITCH DESIGN PRINCIPLES BASED ON DEFLECTION ROUTING
    2. 5.2 SWITCHING BY MEMORY I/O
    3. 5.3 DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR SCALABLE SWITCHES
    4. PROBLEMS
  13. CHAPTER 6: SWITCHING PRINCIPLES FOR MULTICAST, MULTIRATE, AND MULTIMEDIA SERVICES
    1. 6.1 MULTICAST SWITCHING
    2. 6.2 PATH SWITCHING
    3. 6.A APPENDIX
    4. PROBLEMS
  14. CHAPTER 7: BASIC CONCEPTS OF BROADBAND COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
    1. 7.1 SYNCHRONOUS TRANSFER MODE
    2. 7.2 DELAYS IN ATM NETWORK
    3. 7.3 CELL SIZE CONSIDERATION
    4. 7.4 CELL NETWORKING, VIRTUAL CHANNELS, AND VIRTUAL PATHS
    5. 7.5 ATM LAYER, ADAPTATION LAYER, AND SERVICE CLASS
    6. 7.6 TRANSMISSION INTERFACE
    7. 7.7 APPROACHES TOWARD IP OVER ATM
    8. APPENDIX 7.A ATM CELL FORMAT
    9. PROBLEMS
  15. CHAPTER 8: NETWORK TRAFFIC CONTROL AND BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION
    1. 8.1 FLUID-FLOW MODEL: DETERMINISTIC DISCUSSION
    2. 8.2 FLUID-FLOW ON–OFF SOURCE MODEL: STOCHASTIC TREATMENT
    3. 8.3 TRAFFIC SHAPING AND POLICING
    4. 8.4 OPEN-LOOP FLOW CONTROL AND SCHEDULING
    5. 8.5 CLOSED-LOOP FLOW CONTROL
    6. PROBLEMS
  16. CHAPTER 9: PACKET SWITCHING AND INFORMATION TRANSMISSION
    1. 9.1 DUALITY OF SWITCHING AND TRANSMISSION
    2. 9.2 PARALLEL CHARACTERISTICS OF CONTENTION AND NOISE
    3. 9.3 CLOS NETWORK WITH DEFLECTION ROUTING
    4. 9.4 ROUTE ASSIGNMENTS AND ERROR-CORRECTING CODES
    5. 9.5 CLOS NETWORK AS NOISELESS CHANNEL-PATH SWITCHING
    6. 9.6 SCHEDULING AND SOURCE CODING
    7. 9.7 CONCLUSION
  17. Bibliography
  18. INDEX
  19. WILEY SERIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING