Ethernet trends

Without Ethernet our networked world would cease to exist. It’s the ubiquitous standard for local area networks. The internet is probably Ethernet’s greatest triumph. Practically every server that delivers content to the internet is networked via Ethernet. Without Ethernet development the internet will choke. Society is moving to a new level of interconnectedness that’s built

Arduino Ethernet Shields

The Arduino Ethernet Shield connects your Arduino to the internet. Just plug Arduino Ethernet Shield module onto your Arduino board, connect it to your network with an RJ45 cable and follow a few simple instructions to start controlling your world through the internet. The original Arduino Ethernet Shield is based on the Wiznet W5100 ethernet

High power PoE and HDBaseT

Power over Ethernet (PoE) offers convenience, flexibility, and enhanced management capabilities by enabling power to be delivered over the same CAT5 cabling as data. This technology is especially useful for powering IP telephones, wireless LAN access points, cameras with pan tilt and zoom (PTZ), remote Ethernet switches, embedded computers, thin clients and LCDs. The original

Managed Ethernet Infrastructure for show control

John Huntington’s Entertainment Technology Site blog has an interesting article series on using Ethernet on show control applications. The articles concentrate on Gravesend Inn haunted attraction, that is a pretty good reflection of the progress of networking technology in the field of entertainment control. Back in 1999, was built around around hard wired sensors/closures and

Ethernet for Vehicles

Ethernet for Vehicles Advances article tells that Ethernet technology in the car (a concept that was once unthinkable for the automotive industry) has been gaining momentum lately. The irony of this sudden trend is that a few years ago, Ethernet wasn’t seen as a solution to any applications in the car (one exception for this

Bitbang Ethernet

Implementation UDP into microcontroller Igor Atmel-UDP device: UDP/IP infrared remote control web page shows implementation UDP/IP on firmware level (similar as emulation of RS232 interface or USB interface). What makes it really cool is that the ethernet is bitbanged using nothing but the bare pins of an ATMEGA168. The downside is that this Ethernet implementation

FPGA-based Ethernet switches

Ethernet switches are the ubiquitous building block of any intelligent network. Ethernet technology is deployed in virtually every organization’s data center. Wide Area Networking (WAN) and Metropolitan Area Networking (MAN) providers need to provide their customers with Ethernet services. Ethernet has also become the de facto networking technology in industrial automation even in mission-critical local

10GBase-T Technology

The growing importance of cloud computing along with the increasing utilization of unified data/storage connectivity and the advent of server virtualization have elevated the popularity of 10Gbps Ethernet.There are several connectivity options are available for 10Gbps Ethernet, both over optical fiber and copper cables. 10GBase-T Technology Revisited article tells that the lack of economical cabling

Ethernet networks for telecom operators

Hardware developers familiar with the history of Ethernet in the enterprise may find themselves overwhelmed by the service diversity and complexity which must be addressed in applications for the local exchange carrier, long-haul or inter-exchange provider, and wireless operator. Analyze service complexity in a common Ethernet infrastructure article tasks Ethernet is called upon to perform