Inverse multiplexing of digital data

  • US 6,205,142 B1
  • Filed: 08/14/1997
  • Issued: 03/20/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/16/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of inverse multiplexing digital data over a connection consisting of a plurality of transmission links, said data containing a series of ATM data cells, comprising steps of:

  • sending a series of inverse multiplexing control cells indicating a specific round robin order in which the series of ATM data cells are to be transmitted over the connection;

    receiving from the plurality of transmission links a series of inverse multiplexing control cells whose receive ready field is set;

    sending each ATM data cell in said series of ATM data cells in said specific round robin order; and

    further sending two consecutive inverse multiplexing control cells in a frame, indicating cell stuffing.

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