Cell transfer ratio control‐type priority control method for ATM switching

Yoshiaki Tanaka*, Minoru Akiyama, Shinichiro Hosaka

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In the ATM switching system, various kinds of information are multiplexed and transferred. Thus, priority control is required to satisfy various qualities. This paper proposes a cell transfer ratio control‐type priority control method in which a buffer is prepared for each quality class and the maximum number of continuously transferrable cells is defined for each class when sending cells from the buffer. Required transmission quality is realized by the class ratio (cell transfer ratio) and the buffer size. The multiqueue system controlled by this method is analyzed and traffic characteristics such as mean waiting time and cell loss probability at the buffer are evaluated. As a result, the effectiveness of the quality control with the proposed method is shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-25
Number of pages10
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan (Part I: Communications)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • ATM switching
  • Priority control
  • cell loss probability
  • cell transfer control
  • cyclic multiqueue system
  • mean waiting time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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