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The present invention relates to a data transmission system and concerns a method for transforming user frames into fixed length cells, e.g. ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), such that the fixed length cells can be transported through a cell handling switch fabric (11). A hardware implementation of this method consists of two parts, a transmitter (12.1) and a receiver (13.1), both being part of a switching subsystem (10) comprising a switch fabric (11). The transmitter (12.1) buffers user data and segments them into fixed length cells to be transported through said switch (11). The receiver part (13.1) reassembles user data on reception of these cells.

Title
Configurable gigabits switch adapter
Application Number
7/832127
Publication Number
5311509
Application Date
February 6, 1992
Publication Date
May 10, 1994
Inventor
Ronald Luijten
Oberrieden
CH
Marco Heddes
Kilchberg
CH
Agent
Joscelyn G Cockburn
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H04L 12/56
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