A high-performance hub which provides a high-speed backplane and semiconductor -based switching matrix technology to reduce bottlenecks allow full bandwidth to each port on the hub.
Short for port-switching hub, a special type of hub that actually forwards information to the appropriate port based on the IP address assigned. Conventional hubs simply rebroadcast information to every port. Switching hubs forward information only to the required port.
A switching hub is another name for a bridge; a DCE that interconnects network segments at the data link layer. Switching hubs are typically located in the center of a star topology, and provide multiple ports for connections to network stations. Frequently this name is shortened to switch.