Local Area Network Station Connector
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
This article describes a wiring topology that allows multiple stations to be connected to a single local area network (LAN) lobe serving an office or the like. The wiring topology enables low entry users to configure a LAN system without resorting to prominent wiring and wiring closets. The wiring topology has the following characteristics: (1) Low insertion loss (2) Provides DC isolation between the station connected to the device and other stations on the ring. (3) No internal power supply is required. (4) Designed with special connectors that provide automatic wrap capability and self-terminating features. (5) Permits phantom drive to be effective not only within the unit but to the wiring concentrator when used to extend the lobe.