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Fibre Optic Applications In Ethernet Systems
Author(s): D.A. A. Roworth
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Paper Abstract

The Ethernet local area network (LAN) is briefly described in its standardised IEEE 802.3 form, and opportunities for applying fibre optics are reviewed, both as enhancements of a coaxial network and as a complete fibre optic network. An inter-repeater link is described for interconnecting coaxial segments. Various alternatives are considered for implementing a full fibre network, and it is shown why the active hub approach is preferred.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0522, Fibre Optics '85, (22 August 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946227
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D.A. A. Roworth, BICC Data Networks Limited (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0522:
Fibre Optics '85
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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