10BASE-36

10BASE-36

Is the IEEE 802.3 standard that defines the physical cabling standard for broadband applications.  Even though Ethernet is typically a baseband system, 10BASE36 specifies the use of a 10-meaghertz signal on each of the cannels within a 75-ohm coaxial broadband cable in order to ensure the bandwidth is effectively expanded.

This cable can be extended up to 3,600 meters.  The data transfer rate is also rated at 10Mbps.  The 10BASE36 is also set up with the star configuration.  Each computer is connected to the fiber optic hub within this star configuration.  The 10BASE36 is a 62.5 micron diameter fiber optic cable. The cable consists of two strands of multimode cable.

One strand of the cable sends the data, and the other strand is for the receiving of data.  The 10BASE36 has the ability to be used in environmentally noisy areas such as industrial areas or in close proximity of motors and generators.

10BASE-F can be terminated either by SMA or ST connectors.  It also provides the best upgradable options for the support of the Fast Ethernet.  It can be run to the distance of up to 1.2 miles.  There are three standards based on their specifications they are 10BASEFL, 10BASEFB, and 10BASEFP.

The 10BASE36 can be used with the following different media types. Thin coaxial cable supporting a segment length of up to 185 meters, thickest coaxial cable, which supports up to 500 meters, twisted pair cable, and multichannel coaxial cable that supports the maximum cable length of up to 3600 meters.

10BASE36 is the most versatile of the 10BASE cable choices.  Even though this again like the others is not widely used it can prove to be beneficial for upgrading existing systems.

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