Monday, January 28, 2008

DOCSIS - Data-Over-Cable-Service-Interface-Specification

DOCSIS - Standard certification of cable equipment vendor devices

Sets out the physical and MAC layer standards

Defines RF interface requirements over data systems

Equipment must pass certification by CableLabs, Texas instruments, Netgear, Motorola (et al).

In Europe, EuroDOCSIS is the standard

Physical Specs include channel widths and modulation

MAC Layer specs include Access Method (e.g. TDM or Synchronos Code Division Multiplex Access)

Links :
DOSCIS on Wikipedia
Cisco ITH - Cable Technologies

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