Overview of Protocol Standards

  • James Donald Rockrohr

Older protocol standards defined electrical interfaces which used source synchronous bus approaches that were described in Chap. 1. As interface standards evolved to higher and higher data rates, most standards turned to specification of high-speed signals implemented with HSS cores. This chapter is by no means a complete summary of all of the protocol standards for which HSS cores are used, nor does this chapter contain sufficient information to design the logic associated with any given protocol standard. The goal is simply to provide the reader with a basic knowledge of some of the more popular standards.

Some of the protocol standards that are popular and relevant as of the time of this writing are listed below:
  1. 1.
    Telecom Standards
    1. (a)
      International Standards:
      • SONET / SDH: Telcordia GR-253-Core

        SONET (Synchronous Optical NETwork) is a serial protocol for optical telecom networks used within North America; SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) is the equivalent protocol used on other...


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