INMOS Technical Note 18: Connecting Inmos Links

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Connecting Inmos Links

Michael Rygol and Trevor Watson

25 pages.

1. Introduction
2. Link operation
3. Electrical considerations
3.1 Transmission lines
3.1.1 The transmission line
3.1.2 Transmission line effects
3.1.3 Controlling transm ission line effects
3.2 Noise and crosstalk
3.3 Differential line drivers/receivers
3.4 Attenuation
3.5 Buffering
3.6 Skew
3.7 Protection of links
4. Implementing an INMOS link using optical fibres
4.1 Advantages of optical fibres
4.2 An implementation of a 5 Mbit/s INMOS link using optical fibres
4.2.1 Fibre bandwidth considerations
4.2.2 Choosing a fibre
4.2.3 Flux budgeting
4.2.4 Recommended components
4.2.5 Transmitter circuit
4.2.6 Receiver circuitry
4.2.7 Physical considerations
4.2.8 Conclusion
5. Summary
6. References

Reference Number :

Date Published : April 1987

Manufacturer : INMOS

Platform : Transputer






This exhibit has a reference ID of CH40202. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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