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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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Chapter 9. Gigabit Ethernet Physical Layer

Four standardized physical implementations of Gigabit Ethernet exist:

  • 1000BASE-SX— A fiber optic implementation for a pair of multimode fibers. SX corresponds to short wavelength. Lasers transmitting light at a wavelength of 850 nanometers (nm) are used.

  • 1000BASE-LX— A fiber optic implementation for a pair of single-mode or multimode fibers. LX corresponds to long wavelength. Lasers transmitting light at a wavelength of 1300nm are used.

  • 1000BASE-CX— A short shielded copper cable used in wiring closets and equipment rooms. CX corresponds to copper

  • 1000BASE-T— An unshielded twisted-pair implementation that operates across four pairs of Category 5 twisted-pair cabling.

The first three were developed ...

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