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Communications Magazine, IEEE

Issue 8 • Date Aug. 1996

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  • Optoelectronics for Data Communication [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • A Mature Model for the Technological Renaissance of the 21st Century

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Emerging Data Communication Standards

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  • Telecommunications Help Surgeons Reach Distant Patients

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  • Chapter of the Year

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • International Telecommunication Academy

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Asynchronous transfer of video

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):118 - 126
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    Video transfers across IP and ATM networks have received much research attention during the last ten years. Various video services are expected in the future, enabled by the rapid development in video coding and broadband network technology. This article gives an introduction to the issues involved in asynchronous video transfers. Brief overviews of video coding, rate control, and multiplexing, as... View full abstract»

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  • Standards make the GIH possible

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):104 - 107
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    Technical telecommunications standards form the foundations of the global information highway (GIH). Yet an understanding of the taxonomy of technical standards, the value and relationship of the different fora developing standards, even the need for standards at all, remain elusive. With the global effect of the GIH, technical telecommunications standards are no longer a minor aspect of society. ... View full abstract»

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  • Fibre Channel and related standards

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):40 - 50
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    The Fibre Channel is an ANSI standard for attachment of high-performance I/O devices to processors and for clustering processors. We provide an overview of the Fibre Channel, a summary of a performance study, a discussion of related interconnects, and a description of current industry activity View full abstract»

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  • Wireless LANs and mobile networking: standards and future directions

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):86 - 94
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    The emerging widespread use of wireless LAN systems together with the users' desire for such systems to interoperate has created a requirement for standards. Many standards bodies are currently defining standards for wireless systems that relate to different layers of the networking protocol stack. Of these, two influential physical and data link layer standards, IEEE 802.11 and the European HIPER... View full abstract»

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  • Quality of service in telecommunications .II. Translation of QoS parameters into ATM performance parameters in B-ISDN

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):112 - 117
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    The main goal of this article is to present the translation of quality of service (QoS) parameters between layers. The QoS parameters in the ATM layer and AAL are defined. This translation concept came from the QoS framework in which the influence of the protocol stack on the QoS should be considered. As an example, we concentrate on the translation from the AAL to the ATM layer, as the AAL must b... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling of the XOM/XMP application programming interface (API)

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):134 - 144
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    With the growing complexity of communication protocols, it is increasingly difficult for application developers to interface the applications to the communication stacks across a number of platforms. A common application program interface (API) is needed for the purpose. The API can effectively conceal the complexities of communication protocols and architecture, making it easier for application d... View full abstract»

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  • 100Base-T/IEEE 802.12/packet switching

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):64 - 73
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    Three LAN technologies look set to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for LAN bandwidth. Two of these technologies are 100 Mb/s shared-medium LANs: 100Base-T (aka IEEE 802.3 Fast Ethernet) and IEEE 802.12 (aka 100VG-AnyLAN or 100VG). The third technology is packet switching, which is really an extension of existing LAN bridge technology, but offers excellent performance gains at very low cost. The... View full abstract»

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  • IsoEthernet: an integrated services LAN

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):74 - 84
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    IsoEthernet is an integrated services LAN directed at multimedia applications. It enables the carrying of 6.144 Mb/s of isochronous data (96 B-channels at 64 kb/s each) in addition to 19 Mb/s of 10Base-T traffic using the existing 10Base-T wiring infrastructure. A 10Base-T mode of operation accommodates existing 10Base-T equipment. Interoperability with 10Base-T networks is provided for packet tra... View full abstract»

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  • Quality of service in telecommunications. I. Proposition of a QoS framework and its application to B-ISDN

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):108 - 111
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    The the quality of service (QoS) concept is becoming an ever more important issue in telecommunication and computer communication. The article focuses on the QoS notion and concept. The definition of QoS in the International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunications Sector (ITU-T) recommendations and the International Standards Organization (ISO) standards is analysed. Little is known about the ... View full abstract»

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  • Signaling challenges in video dial tone networks

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):128 - 133
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    Residential broadband networks present new signaling challenges as compared to the more traditional telephony networks. Access signaling protocols such as DSM-CC and Q.2931 for ATM, are evolving to meet these challenges. A desirable outcome will be a solution that supports seamless interworking among the newer video applications and the more traditional applications. First we examine the new requi... View full abstract»

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  • The Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI)

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):52 - 63
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    There is rapidly increasing demand for very-high-performance networked communication for workstation clusters, distributed databases, multiprocessors, industrial data acquisition and control systems, shared access to distributed data, and so on. Higher-bandwidth hardware using the traditional protocols is not sufficient. Even at 100 Mb/s, and certainly at 250 Mb/s, throughput for many applications... View full abstract»

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  • Optical fiber amplifiers for telecommunication systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):96 - 102
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    Optical amplification is of strategic importance for telecommunications. Optical amplifiers compensate for propagation losses in long distance links and branching losses in access networks, at the same time avoiding costly two-way conversions between optical and electrical signals. The devices available up to now are mainly represented by rare-earth-doped active fiber optical amplifiers. This arti... View full abstract»

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