TCP/IP is the protocol suite of choice for network connectivity in embedded devices. Embedded engineers have to design devices which include connections to all kinds of networking protocols that have to work with a TCP/IP stack. The use of Ethernet is fairly well understood. This paper covers how TCP/IP is interfaced to other protocols used for broadband networking and access devices. Also, the recent growth of digital subscriber line (DSL) has renewed the interest in ATM.
This paper explains ATM and techniques of integrating the ATM stack into an embedded system, as well as how ATM is interfaced to TCP/IP.