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Packetized-voice/data integrated transmission on a token passing ring local area network

  • Author(s): Suda, Tatsuya
  • Bradley, Tracy T.
  • et al.
Abstract

This paper investigates the performance of a token passing ring network with packetized-voice/data mixed traffic through extensive simulations. Both data and voice users are modeled in the simulations. Data users produce bursty traffic. Voice traffic is modeled as having alternating talkspurts and silences, with generation of voice packets at a constant rate during talkspurts and no packet generation during silence periods.

The network performance measures obtained include: the distribution of transmission delays for voice packets, the average transmission delay and loss probabilities for voice packets, the number of voice users allowed on a network while satisfying the real-time constraints of speech, and the average transmission delay for data packets.

Token passing ring local area networks are shown to effectively handle both voice and data traffic. The effects of system parameters (e.g., voice packet length, talkspurt/silence lengths, data traffic intensity, and limited versus exhaustive service disciplines) on network performance are discussed.

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