Switches and a Network of Switches

Antonio-Marcello Coppola (Inventor), Riccardo Locatelli (Inventor), Jose Flich Cardo (Inventor), Jose Cano Reyes (Inventor), Jose Ffrancisco Duato Marin (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A switch includes at least one input configured to receive date and at least two outputs configured to send data to at least two output links. Each output link has a known hop value. The switch further includes a direction determinator that determines a routing direction for the data from information identifying a relative location of the switch in the network and information identifying a destination of said data. A distributor within the switch processes the routing direction and direction information about each output link in order to select one of said at least two outputs for outputting said data. The selection that is made prioritises output links for selection which have relatively higher known hop values.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS 8825986 B2
IPCUS 8825986 B2
Priority date22/11/10
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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