Accession Number : ADD018734

Title :   High-Speed Switch for Fast Routing of Data Packets

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 19 Jul 95, patented 16 Sep 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Garcia, Joseph P

Report Date : 16 Sep 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A switching arrangement is disclosed that interconnects a plurality of processors forming a multi-processor computer system. The switching arrangement comprises optical delay lines that cooperate with microwave switching devices to, provide high speed switching of data packets of the Multi-processor computer system. The optical delay lines temporarily store data packets for a sufficient time to allow for the contention resolution circuit to establish priority for any of the data packets that may be competing for a single source. The switching arrangement allows for the servicing of the data packets within a maximum of a few cycles of the clock rate of the computer system and a minimum of less than one clock cycle.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *MULTIPROCESSORS, *OPTICAL SWITCHING, *PATENTS, *PACKET SWITCHING, DATA BASES, SIGNAL PROCESSING, DATA MANAGEMENT, ELECTROOPTICS, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, LIGHT PULSES, CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, OPTICAL PROCESSING, DECODERS

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE