Getting traffic to travel seamlessly from today’s legacy implementations into tomorrow’s high-speed switches and ecosystems comes down to preserving Ethernet’s capacity for multivendor interoperability
Learn about the challenges during the construction of Fiber to the Home/Business (FTTx) and how these can be managed efficiently.
Cabling is the number one cause of Industrial Ethernet problems. This new flyer from Fluke Networks shows how you can find cabling problems in just four seconds.
Electrical contractors and engineering firms can do their part to prevent more cases of the coronavirus in their communities. For example, on its website, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has set up a Coronavirus Resource Center. The association offers the following tips from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect workers.
Do understand what #5G actually is? Watch this on-demand discussion between two members of Corning’s Advanced Technology Team, Art King and Shirish Nagaraj, as they dig deeper into 5G, its capabilities, and what they think it will take to get us there!
Sure, you’ve heard of the #InternetOfThings. But, what about the #Ethernet of Things? Learn how more power from #PoE is helping to connect the world. Wired Ethernet connections may seem like ancient technology sitting in the rear-view mirror beside fax machines, dialup modems and dot matrix printers. Yet Ethernet, with its low latency, dedicated bandwidth and power delivery capabilities, is actually one of the key building blocks for the infrastructure that will enable the wireless IoT to continue to expand.
TIA’s TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-568.6, initially titled, “Single Pair Multi-Drop (SPMD) cabling and component specifications.” The standard will address the need to support applications that use a bus topology with multiple branches connecting communication devices.
One of the most important elements to the success of the Internet even from its earliest days nearly 40 years ago is Ethernet. Bob Metcalfe, known as the Father of Ethernet, came together with peers to invent and develop the Ethernet local-area network (LAN) technology and its system of packet protocols. This allowed personal computers to efficiently share files and printers, a major advancement for its time.
Industry standards such as Ethernet and USB help ensure the interoperability of the computers, peripherals, and networks we depend on every day. Compliance testing is essential because any level of incompatibility can be costly in time and money for vendors and end-users. Here’s a big surprise: if you peruse the compliance criteria, plug-and-play may be less robust than we might imagine. The underlying issue is the cascade of incompatibility percentages. When the interoperability numbers from connected devices are multiplied, the result is low enough to introduce significant risk. This is especially true for automated test systems.
Industrial Ethernet is very sensitive to delays caused by dropped or damaged data frames (sometimes called packets). Just a few dropped or damaged packets can cause a machine to shut down. These problems are often intermittent and can be caused by harsh industrial environments.