Arrangement for regulating traffic in a high speed data network
Communication control system using an asynchronous transfer mode network
Configurable gigabits switch adapter
Method and system for real-time burstiness analysis of network traffic
System for inter packet community communication
Broadband intelligent telecommunications network and method employing a resource system to support network services Patent #: 5392402
ApplicationNo. 316675 filed on 09/30/1994
US Classes:370/352, Combined circuit switching and packet switching370/397, Employing logical addressing for routing (e.g., VP or VC)370/419, Input or output circuit, per se (i.e., line interface)370/471Message having an address header
ExaminersPrimary: Hsu, Alpus H.
Assistant: Ngo, Ricky
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH04Q 011/04
AbstractThe system and method of the present invention provide a seamless approach for providing ATM connectivity for a Frame Relay DTE using an intelligent Terminal Adapter (TA). Using the system and method of the present invention, an enhanced Frame Relay protocol runs between the DTE and the ATM TA, the Frame Relay DTE is provided with not only the connectivity to the ATM network but also the full advantages of ATM transport mechanism and, in particular, the connectivity through the ATM network using the SVC connection mechanism. Using the system and method of the present invention, a FR DTE may issue commands to the terminal adapter to set of calls, or connections, with other DTEs (FR or ATM). The terminal adapter then communicates with the ATM network and the destination DTE using the ANSI Q.2931 call establishment procedure (using commands such as Call-- Set-up, Call-- Accept, and Call-- Disconnect) to establish an SVC connection between the communicating DTEs. In addition, the FR DTE sends parameters such as quality of service (QOS), peak bandwidth, etc., so that the Frame Relay DTE can send real-time data, image, voice, or video traffics across the ATM network using the less expensive SVC mechanism.