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Ethernet - a survey on its fields of application

Sommer, Jörg and Gunreben, Sebastian and Mifdaoui, Ahlem and Feller, Frank and Kohn, Martin and Sab, Detlef and Scharf, Joachim Ethernet - a survey on its fields of application. (2010) IEEE communications surveys and tutorials, 12 (2). 263-284. ISSN 1553-877X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SURV.2010.021110.00086


During the last decades, Ethernet progressively became the most widely used local area networking (LAN) technology. Apart from LAN installations, Ethernet became also attractive for many other fields of application, ranging from industry to avionics, telecommunication, and multimedia. The expanded application of this technology is mainly due to its significant assets like reduced cost, backward-compatibility, flexibility, and expandability. However, this new trend raises some problems concerning the services of the protocol and the requirements for each application. Therefore, specific adaptations prove essential to integrate this communication technology in each field of application. Our primary objective is to show how Ethernet has been enhanced to comply with the specific requirements of several application fields, particularly in transport, embedded and multimedia contexts. The paper first describes the common Ethernet LAN technology and highlights its main features. It reviews the most important specific Ethernet versions with respect to each application field’s requirements. Finally, we compare these different fields of application and we particularly focus on the fundamental concepts and the quality of service capabilities of each proposal.

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Additional Information:Thanks to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The original PDF can be found on the IEEE website: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universität Stuttgart (GERMANY)
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Deposited On:01 Apr 2009 10:43

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