System Monitoring and Communication Profile

Network Interfaces


All JAS nodes communicate through a standard set of interfaces that adhere to standard protocols. Refer to the Electrical Specification for physical layer technical information and Communication Specification for details on standard data protocols.

This section describes two classes of network interfaces, megabit interfaces with line speeds below one gigabit per second (1 Gbps). The protocols are differentiated by speed due to the complexity of implementation that arises when exceeding speeds of several hundred megabits per second. The megabit interfaces typically use well-supported standards available on a wide variety of parts, such as LVDS signaling. Gigabit interfaces, though, typically require specialized transceivers and are much more difficult to implement reliably.