Embedded Ethernet - Physical Layer StandardsDownload PDF
Since its inception, Ethernet has enjoyed remarkable growth. Today, hundreds of millions of Ethernet switch ports ship every year. Initially intended to connect computers on local networks, Ethernet applications now range from global telecommunications and supercomputing to industrial automation and avionics. To meet the needs of these diverse applications, Ethernet standards have been defined for a wide range of speeds and transmission media.
Seven-layer OSI Communications Model
This white paper explores the many forms of Ethernet connectivity, from Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45 connectors commonly deployed in offices, to today’s highest speed 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps optical networking interfaces. It also examines specific applications of Ethernet in the defense industry, and Ethernet’s use within the popular VME, VPX, and OpenVPX standards.
- What the term “layer” means
- 100G and 400G Ethernet
- Ethernet for VME, OpenVPX, and small form factor systems
- Power over Ethernet