ECSS-E-ST-50-12C Rev.1


routing switch


  • NOTE The term 'router' is used because of the heritage of SpaceWire which is based on IEEE1355-1995 which is in turn based on earlier work on Transputer technology. This work predated the Internet and the use of the term 'router' to mean a device that determines the route to a destination as opposed to a 'switch' that switches a packet to an output port based on an address. In SpaceWire the term 'router' is used to mean a routing switch. This is widely understood terminology in the SpaceWire community.
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