Fast Ethernet


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Fast Ethernet

(networking)
A version of Ethernet developed in the 1990s(?) which can carry 100 Mbps compared with standard Ethernet's 10 Mbps. It requires upgraded network cards and hubs.

The relevant standards are 100BaseT, 100BaseFX and 100BaseVG.

Fast Ethernet

An earlier name for 100Mbps Ethernet. See 100Base-T.
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- IEEE100Base-FX, 100Mbps Fast Ethernet Optical Fiber
For desktop PCs equipped with PCIe expansion slots, N-FXE-xx-02 provides the ability to easily and securely connect to Fast Ethernet fiber networks.
The Netgear Intelligent Edge M4100 series consists of 12 fully managed switch products in desktop and rackmount form factors, ranging from eight-port Fast Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE) to 50-port Gigabit Ethernet and PoE Plus (up to 30W), and power budgets ranging from 66W to 1,440W.
The AR8216 6-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet switch has been introduced by Atheros Communications Inc (Nasdaq:ATHR) (Atheros), a developer of advanced wireless solutions.
RAD Data Communications has introduced its new customer- located, service-oriented Ethernet Network Termination Unit (E-NTU) that provides a clear demarcation point between user and operator networks, permitting end-to-end control of Fast Ethernet services in the fiber Local Loop.
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) has introduced the PowerPC 405EZ networked industrial processor which features onboard 32 Kbytes of SRAM, CRAM-compatible external bus with arbitration, 64-bit on-chip bus, along with a fully configurable Chameleon[R] timer, IEEE1588-compliant Fast Ethernet, USB and CAN.
Customer-facing interfaces include Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, T1, E1, DS3, OC3, ASI Video, SDI Video and many more.
Automatic switches that negotiate 10/100 Mbps are commonplace, thereby optimizing speed versus service, as well as letting you mix 10 Mbps (Ethernet) and 100 Mbps (Fast Ethernet) devices on the same network.
In 2002, 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet cards sell for less than $10 and 1Gbps network cards sell for less than $50.
The Madge Smart Ringswitch Plus also supports Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, providing an integrated OSA-Express and Madge solution that can support growth and coexistence across both Token Ring and Ethernet environments.
This product provides simultaneous transmission of one Ethernet or Fast Ethernet, one baseband video, one stereo Hi-Fi audio, one T1 or E1 channel, and one RS232 or RS422 serial data over a multimode or single-mode fiber pair for bi-directional communication application.
While the basic protocols have changed little, new options such as Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet have increased the complexity of the topic.

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