The bidirectional bus has been investigated in the past under the main assumption that the propagation delay incurred by a packet is relatively small in comparison to its transmission time. Recent technological developments in communication networks (such as fiber optics) have made possible much faster bus networks, for which it no longer may be assumed that the propagation delay is relatively small in comparison to the transmission time. The very fast bidirectional bus system is analyzed, and it is shown that due to self-synchronization properties observed in the system at high loads, the system performance is not necessarily poor.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Conference Record - International Conference on Communications|
|State||Published - 1987|