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Broadband wireless infrared LAN architecture compatible with Ethernet protocol

: Jungnickel, V.; Helmolt, C. von; Kruger, U.


Electronics Letters 34 (1998), No.25, pp.2371-2
ISSN: 0013-5194
Journal Article
Fraunhofer HHI ()
broadband networks; carrier sense multiple access; optical links; wireless lan; broadband wireless ir lan architecture; wireless infrared lan architecture; ethernet protocol compatibility; indoor environment; csma/cd protocol; eye safe mbit/s transmission; 140 mbit/s; 5 mw

A wireless infrared (IR) LAN for the indoor environment is proposed which is compatible with the familiar CSMA/CD protocol used in Ethernet. Eye safe 140 Mbit/s transmission at only 5 mW transmitter power in a 20 m2 cell is experimentally demonstrated.