Patent Number: 7,042,878

Title: General self-routing mechanism for multicasting control over bit-permuting switching networks

Abstract: A self-routing multicast switching network composed of bicast cells interconnected as a bit-permuting network and, in particular, as a banyan-type network, and the concomitant general self-routing control mechanism for multicasting the packets over such networks. The self-routing mechanism includes the approach of determining the routing tag of a packet from the guide of the network and the destination addresses of the packet, and accomplishes the self-routing of the packets by the sorting of the packets.

Inventors: Li; Shuo-Yen Robert (Shatin, HK)

Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute

International Classification: H04L 12/56 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018