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Fiber Optic Receiver Transmitter and Repeater

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044992D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Balliet, LB Couden, DV Davis, GT [+details]

Abstract

Fig. 1 illustrates a ring network in which computing stations 2 communicate on a peer to peer basis. In normal operation, signals containing origin and destination information and data circulate unidirectionally from station to station, and are removed at destination stations. The stations contain buffers (not shown) for retaining ring traffic while originating their own transmissions.