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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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Chapter 3. Ethernet LAN Structure

In 1980, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Intel, and Xerox published the Ethernet Version 1 specification (also called the Ethernet Blue Book). This specification described a 10Mbps LAN that operated across coaxial cable using baseband transmission (which means that bits are represented as a series of voltage pulses). An improved version, now called DIX Ethernet or Ethernet Version 2, was published in 1982.

Note

DIX stands for Digital, Intel, and Xerox. Ethernet Version 2 sometimes is written as Ethernet Version II, or simply Ethernet II.

In the meantime, the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) established its 802 committee, tasked with developing and promoting localand metropolitan ...

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