Patent Number: 7,133,367

Title: Embedded cell loopback method and system for testing in ATM networks

Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for testing components in ATM networks utilizing loop-back based ATM layer testing. The method and apparatus utilize interfaces and identifier codes to send and loop-back test cells along portions of virtual channels to test the virtual channels.

Inventors: Powers; Randall L. (Raleigh, NC), Kroninger; Robert S. (Wake Forest, NC), Phillips; Melvin R. (Raleigh, NC), Nattkemper; Dieter H. (Raleigh, NC)

Assignee: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.

International Classification: H04J 3/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00