Optical Network Unit for ATM-Based Passive Optical Networks Design How-To 12/10/2002 Post a comment Among the different technologies proposed to solve the existing bottleneck in access networks, fiber-optic transmission has a special importance. Passive Optical Networks (PONs) appear to be among the more attractive architectures to be used in an Optical Access Network (OAN). Cristina Romero and associates present the main guidelines for the design of the Optical Network Unit (ONU) to be installed at the customer premises as required by this type of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) network.
InfiniBand Networks for Enterprise Computing Design How-To 12/3/2002 Post a comment InfiniBand networks are emerging as an important technology for server clustering and may form the infrastructure for next-generation enterprise-computing systems. IBM's Dr. Casimer DeCusatis describes how InfiniBand can be used in this environment, including experimental results of a testbed using clustered servers, storage, and peripheral devices.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.