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):

Report Date:

1997-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE