Is Time Ripe for Fabric on a Chip?

  title={Is Time Ripe for Fabric on a Chip?},
  author={Itamar Elhanany and Kurt Busch},
At the heart of any switch or router is a packet-switching fabric subsystem. Broadly speaking, the switch fabric facilitates the exchange of data packets from the input ports to the output ports. Fabrics range in size from hand-sized, four-port boxes to rack-mounted chassis that require forklifts to reposition. Port density and data rates strongly dictate fabric complexity. Advances in point-to-point communication technologies necessitate continuous scalability of fabric sub systems… CONTINUE READING