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Author Fraser, A. G.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Virtual channel ♦ Standard interface communications protocol ♦ Communications ♦ Coordination of input/output ♦ Multiplexed input/output
Abstract Future systems that combine computers, digital terminals, and communications equipment present design optimization problems that require reconsideration of the traditional functional responsibilities of the respective subsystems. Several “standard” interfaces, by means of which computers and digital terminals connect to the communications systems will be required. When specifying these interfaces, consideration must be given to problems of coordination, synchronization, error control, signaling, stream multiplexing, and switch control, in addition to minimizing the technological interdependence of specific subsystem designs. A focus on some of the problems is obtained in a discussion of a detailed specification for a paticular computer-communications system interface.
Description Affiliation: Bell Telephone Labs, Murray Hill, NJ (Fraser, A. G.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 7
Page Count 8
Starting Page 566
Ending Page 573


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Source: ACM Digital Library