Within a period of a few decades, the ¯eld of materials science and engineering
has emerged as a focal point for developments in virtually all areas
of engineering and applied science. The study of thin film materials has
been one of the unifying themes in the development of the ¯eld during this
period. As understood here, the area encompasses ¯lms bonded to relatively
thick substrates, multilayer materials, patterned ¯lms on substrates
and free-standing ¯lms.
The Campus-RS™ REX2 (Remote Ethernet eXpress) is an interface module that installs
directly into a Campus-RS remote device or Campus-RS Star concentrator and provides
interconnectivity of geographically dispersed Ethernet LANs within a private enterprise
network. The Campus-RS REX2 functions as a full-bandwidth Ethernet remote bridge, or a
static or dynamic IP router, using the existing copper infrastructure as the transmission
medium to provide repeaterless connectivity between LAN segments up to 4.6 Mbps....
Brad Booth is a senior principal engineer at Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) and drives
alignment of AMCC strategic planning to industry initiatives and standards. Previously, Brad was the
director of advanced products for Quake Technologies and the manager of Intel’s Enterprise Interconnect
Standards Team. Brad chaired the IEEE Std. 802.3an™-2006 (10GBASE-T) project, which developed a
standard for 10 Gigabit Ethernet over twisted-pair balanced copper cabling. Prior to that, Brad was the
editor-in-chief for IEEE Std. 802.
The ADC OptEnet™ Optical Extension Platform is a carrier-class, intelligent, scalable platform
capable of handling any network’s Ethernet or SONET media transitions. Bridging the gap
between legacy copper infrastructures and fiber growth, the OptEnet platform provides the most
economical evolution path. Integrated intelligence allows the user to remotely monitor system
performance and transmit alarm conditions to upstream operational support systems.