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The Application of Fibre Optics in Fibre Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) 100Mb/s Local Area Networks (LANs)
Author(s): Timothy King; Don Roworth
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Paper Abstract

The Fibre Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) is a flexible, high-speed token-passing twin ring network which is being specified by ANSI to provide synchronous and asynchronous data transmission, as well as isochronous channels for real-time digitised speech and video. Unlike existing open standard LANs, where fibre optic variants have been introduced following successful implementation on conductive media, FDDI has been designed from the start as a fibre optic network. This has involved issues of standardisation in such areas as duplex optical connectors, fibre characteristics, optical bandwidth, bypass relays and keyed cable assemblies. This paper gives an overview of the fibre optics aspects of the development, including the overall optical design, special component requirements, and practical issues of application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1987
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0734, Fibre Optics '87, (17 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937995
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy King, BICC Data Networks (England)
Don Roworth, BICC Data Networks (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0734:
Fibre Optics '87
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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