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Broadband Cable Access Networks by James Farmer, David Large

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Glossary

10/100Base-T

Two common forms of Ethernet transmission that transmit data at 10 or 100 Mb/s, respectively.

8b/10b encoding

An encoding method used in gigabit Ethernet, ASI video interconnections, and other applications, in which each 8-bit binary word is replaced by 10 bits such that a minimum number of data transitions per symbol is enforced.

Absorption (optical)

Attenuation of optical signals due to conversion of optical energy into heat energy.

Active Ethernet

A FTTH technology different from PON, in which an Ethernet switch is used in the field to switch data to each home, with a dedicated fiber cable running from the switch to each home.

Actives

Components that handle signals and require power; examples are line amplifiers and ...

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