Journal of Computer Science

Design and Simulation of an Input Queuing Packet Switch

Azeddine Bilami, Mustapha Lalam and Mohamed Benmohammed

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2005.296.303

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 1, Issue 3

Pages 296-303


Many Architectures of Internet routers, ATM and Ethernet switches have been proposed and analysed in literature. Theoretically reliable and valid solutions have been developed to achieve high performances, but a lot of them are not feasible in practice for commercial and technological reasons. Few papers develop the implementation and simulation aspects. The objective of this study is the design of a packet switch with a minimum cost and hardware complexity. We propose an input-queuing architecture using a multistage interconnection network and a simple cell selection policy implemented by hardware. The switch is described and simulated using a VHDL language. Performances in terms of throughput and cell loss are evaluated.


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