Global Patent Index - EP 1036451 A2

EP 1036451 A2 2000-09-20 - HIERARCHICAL SCHEDULES FOR DIFFERENT ATM TRAFFIC

Title (en)

HIERARCHICAL SCHEDULES FOR DIFFERENT ATM TRAFFIC

Title (de)

HIERARCHISCHE ZEITSCHLITZZUWEISUNGEN FÜR UNTERSCHIEDENEN ATM-VERKEHR

Title (fr)

ORDONNANCEMENT HIERARCHIQUE POUR DIVERS TYPES DE TRAFIC ATM

Publication

EP 1036451 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98959484 A

Priority

  • US 9824541 W
  • US 97226697 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9926378A2] An ATM scheduler in accordance with the invention supports multiple transmission traffic types (e.g. CBR, VBR and ABR) for each of a plurality of virtual path connections (VPCs) on an ATM link. The scheduler uses a static scheduling table and maintains one or more dynamic scheduling tables. The scheduling table defines the hierarchy of traffic types and the scheduling for each type of traffic within each virtual path. In each cell transmit time, the scheduler indexes a line of the static table to identify one VPC assigned the opportunity to transmit in the respective cell transmit time. The scheduler reviews a field in the indexed line of the static table to determine if there is a high priority service virtual circuit connection (VCC) that has been assigned the current cell time slot, e.g. for constant bit rate (CBR) traffic. If so, then the scheduler provides the transmit opportunity for that VCC. Also, during processing for each cell transmit time, the ATM scheduler obtains a pointer to a link list from the dynamic table and retrieves the link list from memory. The link list identifies at least one available bit rate (ABR) service type VCC. During each respective cell transmit time, if the processing relating to the high priority service(s) did not result in cell transmission, the scheduler selects one of the identified ABR service type VCCs, either directly from the currently accessed link list or from a work list compiled from link lists accessed over a series of cell transmit times. The scheduler initiates transmission of a cell for the selected ABR circuit over the link in the respective cell transmit time.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04L 12/56; H04Q 11/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04L 12/54 (2013.01); H04Q 11/04 (2006.01); H04L 12/70 (2013.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04L 12/5602 (2013.01); H04Q 11/0478 (2013.01); H04L 2012/5619 (2013.01); H04L 2012/5651 (2013.01); H04L 2012/5679 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9926378A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9926378 A2 19990527; WO 9926378 A3 19990729; AU 1527299 A 19990607; AU 732962 B2 20010503; CA 2308350 A1 19990527; EP 1036451 A2 20000920

INPADOC legal status


2003-12-10 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030603

2000-09-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000616

2000-09-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB