A CDE Definition
Using frame switches to speed up network traffic. For example, when a 10Base-T Ethernet hub is replaced with an Ethernet frame switch, each sending and receiving pair of stations obtains the full bandwidth of the network. See frame switch.
A network device that switches variable-length packets from sender to receiver. Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI switches are examples. Contrast with cell switching. See LAN switch and frame switching.
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