Project Title: Design of Library of High-Speed Switching Devices
The design of high-speed ATM switches capable of switching a variety
of traffic sources with different quality-of-service requirements
is one important problem addressed by the industrial and research
The main design requirements are
(1) very fast switching speed,
(2) very low loss probability,
(3) modularity and massive parallelism,
and (4) very simple hardware/overhead.
In self-routing switches, the cell header bits are used to carry out
distributed switching operations with no central unit.
This project is to study the design of a library of moduler
self-routing switching elements that can easily be assembled for
building larger switches. The student is to inestigate the
functional behavior of a few self-routing switches and to carry out
the VLSI design, logic testing, timing analysis, and component
The student is to use the VLSI design tools to study the timing of
these basic switches and find their maximum operating frequencies.
Finally, a few elemetary switches will be cascaded and tested by taking
into account the switching time in each component and propagation
time over the routing links.
Project Code: MAM4.
Name of Supervisor Dr. M. Al-Mouhamed and Dr. A. El-Maleh
Action Plan To be submitted
Progress Report To be submitted
Attendance Report Satisfactory
Number of Semesters One or two
Co-requisite COE Course on VLSI