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Fiber channel: the next standard peripheral interface and more
Author(s): Roger Cummings
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Paper Abstract

Fiber Channel (FC) is a new " physical interface" designed to carry the command sets associated with the existing SCSI IPI HIPPI and IBM Block Mux channels. FC supports multiple technologies to obtain different cost and performance levels - up to 102. 5 megabaud over 2 km. FC has a single " framing protocol" and uses the IBM 8B/1OB coding scheme. The background to the ANSI effort and the potential market will also be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1364, FDDI, Campus-Wide, and Metropolitan Area Networks, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24646
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Roger Cummings, StorageTek (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1364:
FDDI, Campus-Wide, and Metropolitan Area Networks
Kadiresan Annamalai; Stewart K. Cudworth; Allen B. Kasiewicz, Editor(s)

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