4-Port BNC Repeater - Black Box Network Services

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4-Port BNC Repeater
Our compact, low-cost
ThinNet workgroup
repeater.
4-Port BNC Repeater
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Key Features
Ethernet/IEEE 802.3,
10BASE2 and 10BASE5
compliant.
Connects Thicknet and
ThinNet segments on one
unit.
User-selectable port
termination.
Provides internal
network-management
functions.
Preamble regeneration,
signal retiming/restoration,
extension of fragmented
packets, and automatic
partitioning/re-enable.
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Overview
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he 4-Port BNC Repeater is
a compact, low-cost 4-port
ThinNet Repeater that is fully
compliant with Ethernet/IEEE
802.3 standards. The small size
of this repeater makes it
particularly well-suited for PC
workgroups. All of the ports
are functionally equivalent
and can be used for the direct
connection of the devices with
Ethernet interfaces.
Each BNC port has switchselectable 50-ohm termination
that eliminates the need for an
external T-connector and
allows for a star hub
configuration. The per-port
LED display indicates activity
and partition status for
individual segment
monitoring.
The AUI port offers
additional interfacing
capability. Accompanying
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LEDs indicate activity of a
DCE device via this port plus
the enabling of automatic
partitioning.
The internal networkmanagement functions
constantly monitor each port
for signal quality and will
automatically disconnect a
device that produces noise or
excessive collisions. The
device will automatically be
reconnected when the error
condition is cleared.
The integrity and signal
quality of the connected
segments are also actively
monitored internally.
Whenever a collision is
detected on a port, the
repeater generates a 96-bit jam
packet which is subsequently
transmitted to all other ports
on the segment.
The repeater completely
retimes and restores the full-
amplitude wave form for each
retransmitted packet. A fulllength preamble is also
generated. This ensures packet
integrity across the total
network.
Packets which exceed the
maximum legal length for
Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 packets
are automatically truncated.
This prevents a device from
blocking the network by
transmitting a continuous data
stream or extra-long packet.
The small size, low power
consumption, elimination of
moving parts, and
environmental constraints
permits the unit to be installed
in a normal office
environment. The unit is selfconfiguring, and no
installation tools are required.
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The diagram to the right shows
the 4-Port BNC Repeater in a
typical application.
Thicknet backbone
AUI cable
Thick Transceiver (LE003A)
4-Port BNC Repeater
The illustration below identifies
the Repeater’s components.
ThinNet cable up to 29
stations per segment
ThinNet cable up to 29
stations per segment
ThinNet cable up to 29
stations per segment
ThinNet BNC connector with
Activity and Partition LEDs
15-pin D-type female connector
with Activity and Partition LEDs
ThinNet cable up to 29
stations per segment
Unit Power and Collision LEDs
4-Port BNC Repeater
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Termination switch
Specifications
Maximum Segment
Length — ThinNet (BNC):
185 metres (607 feet);
Thicknet (AUI): 50
metres(164 feet )
Connectors — ThinNet
(BNC): Four BNC
receptacles for use with
RG-58 ThinNet cable;
Thicknet (AUI): One 15pin D-type female
connector with slide latch
LED Indicators — (1) Power,
(1) Collision, (4) Activity,
(4) Partition
AC IN 90-260V
50/60Hz 0.5A
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Approvals — UL , cUL, CE,
VCCI, FCC Class A
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MTBF — 156,258 hours
Operating Temperature — 0
to 55°C (32 to 131°F)
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Storage Temperature — -20
to +70°C (-4 to +158°F)
Relative Humidity
Tolerance — 5 to 90%,
noncondensing
Power — 20W maximum,
90–250 VAC, 50–60 Hz
Size — 4.3 x 17 x 22.6 cm
(1.7"H x 6.7"W x 8.9"D)
Ordering Information
This information will help you place your order quickly.
PRODUCT NAME
ORDER CODE
4-Port BNC Repeater..............................................LE8003A-R2
Weight — 1.4 kg (3 lb.)
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