Multiport digital switching element (The ITT/Alcatel System 12) U.S. Patent 4,201,890
A multiport single sided switching element is described for providing space and time switching between the input ports thereof and the output ports thereof in response to digital command signals for frames of digitally encoded data in a plurality of channels which is phase (bit) asynchronously coupled to any port of the switching element, the command signals being in for example the same channels as is the data. Every port of the single sided switching element is adaptable as either an inlet or an outlet and thus may be configured in a switching network as a one-sided, as a two-sided, or multisided switching element and includes a time division multiplexed bus for providing a space path between the ports of the switching element and further includes transmit and receive logic at each port responsive to command signals for coupling data from the input of any port to the TDM bus and additional logic at each port selectively responsive to command signals for bit synchronously extracting the data from the TDM bus in any channel thereby providing time slot interchange prior to coupling of data from the switching element to other switching elements. In a preferred embodiment, a sixteen port switching element is described.
Lawrence, Alan J.; Denenberg, Jeffrey N.; Rubinstein, Murray; and Upp, Daniel C., "Multiport digital switching element (The ITT/Alcatel System 12) U.S. Patent 4,201,890" (1980). Engineering Faculty Publications. 96.
Lawrence; Alan J. , Denenberg; Jeffrey N. , Rubinstein; Murray , Upp; Daniel C.. Multiport digital switching element (The ITT/Alcatel System 12) U.S. Patent 4,201,890 issued May, 1980