ATM inverse multiplexing

  • US 5,608,733 A
  • Filed: 11/29/1994
  • Issued: 03/04/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of inverse multiplexing digital data from a source node to a destination node over a connection consisting of a plurality of transmission links, said data containing a series of ATM data cells, comprising steps of:

  • at a connection start-up, the source node sending to the destination node ATM sequence number cells informing the latter of a specific round robin order in which the series of ATM data cells are to be transmitted over the connection;

    the destination node sending ATM sequence number cells whose receive ready field is set to indicate that the destination node is ready to receive ATM data cells in said specific round robin order from the plurality of transmission links; and

    the source node sending each ATM data cell in said series of ATM data cells to the destination node in said specific round robin order.

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