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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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THE CRITERIA FOR TESTING POWERLINE SOLUTIONS

Evaluating the overall effectiveness of a given powerline solution can be difficult, considering the multitude of technical obstacles and different possible approaches for overcoming each of them. The following three criteria are typically used to benchmark the technical performance of a given powerline communications solution. Together, the bit error rates (BER), the throughput levels, and the latency levels of a given solution provide a solid benchmark for its effectiveness.

Technical Criteria

Bit Error Rate (BER)

The BER quantifies the amount of data lost between the transmitter and receiver when the signal is propagated across the line. BER measurements are particularly important in powerline networks ...

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