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Think of a multiconnection device in which a mesh of interconnections connects inputs on one side with outputs on the other side. Any input can be switched to any output almost instantaneously. This is a switching fabric. Now reduce it down to fit on a thumbnail-size (or smaller) chip. Switching fabrics allow fast internetwork connections between devices in LAN environments, on network backbones, or in Internet core networks.
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