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Asynchronous Transfer Mode Networks

  1. Tatsuya Suda

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse424

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Suda, T. 2008. Asynchronous Transfer Mode Networks. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. .

Author Information

  1. University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

Abstract

Asynchronous transfer mode, or ATM, is a network transfer technique capable of supporting a wide variety of multimedia applications with diverse service and performance requirements. Its ability to support broadband integrated services with strict quality of service guarantees has motivated the ingetration of ATM and existing widely deployed networks.

Keywords:

  • asynchronous transfer mode (ATM);
  • protocol reference model;
  • ATM layer;
  • traffic control;
  • switches