INTERFACE CIRCUIT BETWEEN FRAME RELAY AND ATM
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Japanese Patent JP3046289
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To relieve a load imposed on a traffic control processor by connecting the traffic control processor to a CPU bus, separating it from a PCI bus and connecting the traffic control processor to the PCI bus via a bridge.
SOLUTION: A PCI bus 204 and a CPU bus 209 provided to an interface circuit are separated for data transmission by a bridge 205, then the buses are used simultaneously. Since the interface circuit 200 adopts a double bus structure, collision between data transmission reception to/from a payload memory 202 and a bus cycle of the traffic control processor 207 is prevented. An HDLC interface 201 sends/receives a data frame (frame relay I/O) to/from a frame relay backbone network and an SAR interface 203 sends/receives an ATM data cell (ATM cell I/O) to/from an ATM backbone network. The interface circuit 200 maintains a larger burst even for a short data frame.
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