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Cycle-Time Properties of the Timed Token Medium Access Control Protocol
November 2002 (vol. 51 no. 11)
pp. 1362-1367

Abstract—We investigate the timing properties of the timed token protocol that are necessary to guarantee synchronous message deadlines. A tighter upper bound on the elapse time between the token's lth arrival at any node i and its (l+v)th arrival at any node k is found. A formal proof to this generalized bound is presented.

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Index Terms:
Protocol timing properties, timed token medium access control (MAC) protocol, timed token networks, FDDI networks, real-time communications.
Sijing Zhang, Alan Burns, Tee-Hiang Cheng, "Cycle-Time Properties of the Timed Token Medium Access Control Protocol," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 1362-1367, Nov. 2002, doi:10.1109/TC.2002.1047759
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