Presents design examples focused on helping engineers create practical ATM systems and applications fast. Provides the reader with useful background material on T1, CEPT, DS3, SONET, and ADSL. DLC: Asynchronous transfer mode.
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Currently, a number of books on Asynchronous Transfer Mod (ATM) are available in the market. While each book presents the subject matter with a varying degree of thoroughness, most of them deal with the pure ATM technology. For example, they begin with Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network (B-ISDN) configurations and reference models, then introduce the basic ATM protocol, follow it up with the ATM adaptation layer, and then present a discussion of the common congestion control mechanisms in ATM networks and ATM switching systems. Also, considerable research has been done in the last ten to fifteen years on congestion control mechanisms for ATM networks and their performance in terms of throughput, average delay, etc. Publications and literature abound on these subjects, and in fact, many books describe these particular topics to great lengths.
While those books provide a very good description of ATM, and may in some cases be very useful to researchers, they do not describe how ATM can deliver useful services in the real world. Consider, for example, the case where existing local area networks (LANs)—Ethernets, IBM token rings, etc.—are to be connected to a high-bandwidth backbone network. The ATM protocol, because of its low delays and label-switching capability, appears to be ideal for this backbone network. In this case, the ATM protocol must interwork with TCP/IP. To this date, there are not many books that describe how exactly this interworking should take place. Similarly, as far as multimedia services involving data, voice, image, and video are concerned, there are few books that describe how an ATM network should interoperate with existing, circuit-switched, narrow-band ISDNs that are now providing these multimedia services from public networks. The ATM Forum and other standards organizations are presently addressing some of these topics, and have recently come out with a number of specifications. However, these specifications are generally very detailed, and are not available as a single, comprehensive document. The purpose of this book is to fill the void in this area and provide the reader with an understanding of how useful services can be delivered over ATM. To this end, we have included such topics as circuit and LAN emulation over ATM, IP over ATM, and multi-protocol over ATM, among others.
This book is organized in two parts. The first part, consisting of Chapters 1-6, deals with the basic ATM technology. The second part, Chapters 7-13, describes how ATM delivers services to end-points. We begin with a description of the benefits of ATM and a few examples of its application. The details of the ATM protocol are presented in Chapter 2. For the sake of completeness, we provide an overview of commonly used physical layers—Tl, CEPT, DS3, SONET, and ADSL in Appendix A through D. Call control procedures form the subject matter of Chapter 3. The next three chapters present an overview of ATM switching systems, traffic management in ATM networks, and network management, in that order.
We begin the second part of the book with a description of circuit emulation and voice telephony over ATM. The traditional LAN emulation over ATM, IP over ATM, and the somewhat related multi-protocol over ATM are presented in the next three chapters. Audio-visual multimedia services over ATM are described in Chapter 11. Here, by way of introduction, we describe how multimedia services are currently being delivered over narrow-band ISDNs and traditional LANs, and then indicate ways of providing them over ATM. Currently, considerable research is going on in the area of wireless ATM. This rapidly evolving field is briefly described in Chapter 12. Mufti-protocol label switching (MPLS) and its use in ATM form the subject matter of Chapter 13. At the end of some chapters, we have added a few problems representing real applications and illustrating design issues. We hope that they will be equally useful to students and practicing engineers.
In writing this book, I have received help from a number of sources. First, my thanks go to Martin Taylor, formerly of Madge Networks, who read the outline of the book and made valuable suggestions about its organization. Thanks are also due to Ken Smolik who took time to read most of the book, and suggested relevant, additional material at appropriate places. Joe Wilkes reviewed many chapters more than once and made suggestions that improved the quality of the book. Arun Viswanathan reviewed the chapter on mufti-protocol label switching and offered corrections. Kazem Sohraby commented on the chapter on the traffic management of ATM networks. Razi Karim read parts of the book and provided comments from the perspectives of students and engineers.
I had to write the book on my own time without letting it interfere with my work at Lucent Technology. As such, many times I was on the verge of despair and wanted to abandon it. My appreciation goes to my family, and in particular, my wife, who constantly encouraged me to finish the book, and gladly accepted many lonely months while I was working on it. Without her support and understanding, I could not have completed the book.From the Back Cover:
Real-world design solutions for LAN/Internet integration, multimedia, wireless, and more The first complete guide to designing and implementing ATM-based services
Finally, there's an ATM guide that doesn't just catalog the technology and standards, but also demonstrates exactly how to design today's most important real-world ATM applications. ATM Technology and Services Delivery begins with an expert introduction to ATM technology: protocols, physical layers, call control procedures, switching, traffic management, and network management. Next, it describes how services can be delivered over ATM, providing enough detail for today's most important ATM applications. Coverage includes: @BCBULLET Circuit emulation and voice telephony over ATM
This book presents design examples focused on helping engineers create practical ATM systems and applications fast. Convenient appendices provide the reader with useful background material on T1, CEPT, DS3, SONET, and ADSL. If you want to get world-class ATM products and services to market, don't waste time on trial-and-error design. Start with the best: ATM Technology and Services Delivery.
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