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Optical backplane interconnect switch for data processors and computersAn optoelectronic integrated device design is reported which can be used to implement an all-optical backplane interconnect switch. The switch is sized to accommodate an array of processors and memories suitable for direct replacement into the basic avionic multiprocessor backplane. The optical backplane interconnect switch is also suitable for direct replacement of the PI bus traffic switch and at the same time, suitable for supporting pipelining of the processor and memory. The 32 bidirectional switchable interconnects are configured with broadcast capability for controls, reconfiguration, and messages. The approach described here can handle a serial interconnection of data processors or a line-to-link interconnection of data processors. An optical fiber demonstration of this approach is presented.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Hendricks, Herbert D.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Benz, Harry F.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Hammer, Jacob M.
(David Sarnoff Research Center Princeton, NJ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
Electronics And Electrical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 89-2985
Meeting Information
AIAA Computers in Aerospace Conference(Monterey, CA)
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