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virtual link (VL)

In Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet( AFDX), the AFDX frames are not routed by the switches via the destination address, but via a 16-bit Virtual Link Identifier (VLID), which follows the 32-bit Constant Field data field and forms the destination address with it. Virtual Links (VL) represent a unidirectional connection that can be established over other transmission media. The VLIDs determine the path defined in the switch.

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Englisch: virtual link - VL
Updated at: 26.02.2014
#Words: 64
Links: indium (In), Ethernet, avionics full duplex switched Ethernet (AFDX), vertical interconnect access (PCB) (via), address (A)
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