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A backplane interface adapter for a network switch. The backplane interface adapter includes at least one receiver that receives input cells carrying packets of data; at least one cell generator that generates encoded cells which include the packets of data from the input cells; and at least one transmitter that transmits the generated cells to a switching fabric. The cell includes a destination slot identifier that identifies a slot of the switching fabric towards which the respective input cell is being sent. The generated cells include in-band control information.

Title
Backplane interface adapter
Application Number
12/372390
Publication Number
7978702 (B2)
Application Date
February 17, 2009
Publication Date
July 12, 2011
Inventor
Ming G Wong
San Jose
CA, US
Ronak Patel
Los Gatos
CA, US
Andrew Chang
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Assignee
Foundry Networks
CA, US
IPC
H04L 1/00
H04L 12/54
H04L 12/56
H04L 12/28
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