(Short for Asynchronous Transfer Mode) - A network technology based on transferring data in cells or packets of a fixed size. The cell used with ATM is relatively small compared to units used with other technologies like Frame-Relay or Ethernet. The small, constant cell size allows ATM equipment/nodes to transmit user data, video, audio, and over the same network, and assure that no single type of data saturates the line.
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Asynchronous Transfer Mode. High-speed, packet switched and multiplexed switching technique for the efficient transmission of voice, data, and video. Transmission format uses packets of a fixed length of 53 bytes. A peak throughput of 155 Mbps or 622 Mbps is available for OC-3 and OC-13 installations, respectively.