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

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Chapter 7. High-Speed Serial Technologies

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The computer industry has been promising users the ability to easily connect electronics devices such as digital TVs, cameras, cable set-top boxes, and stereo equipment to each other and to PCs for many years. USB and IEEE 1394 are the two solutions that have been developed to meet commitments to their customer base. While the two serial buses seem similar, they are intended to fulfill different bandwidth and cost needs. The 1394 standard can move more data in a given amount of time, but is more expensive than USB due to its more complex protocol and signalling rate. Applications that are best suited for 1394 are disk drives, high-quality ...

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