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Author Stallings, William
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1984
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract The rapidly evolving field of local network technology hasproduced a steady stream of local network products in recent years.The IEEE 802 standards that are now taking shape, because of theircomplexity, do little to narrow the range of alternative technicalapproaches and at the same time encourage more vendors into thefield. The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic,organized overview of the alternative architectures for and designapproaches to local networks.The key elements that determine the cost and performance of alocal network are its topology, transmission medium, and mediumaccess control protocol. Transmission media include twisted pair,baseband and broadband coaxial cable, and optical fiber. Topologiesinclude bus, tree, and ring. Medium access control protocolsinclude CSMA/CD, token bus, token ring, register insertion, andslotted ring. Each of these areas is examined in detail,comparisons are drawn between competing technologies, and thecurrent status of standards is reported.
ISSN 03600300
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1984-03-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15577341
Journal ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
Volume Number 16
Issue Number 1
Page Count 39
Starting Page 3
Ending Page 41


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Source: ACM Digital Library