Re: [SI-LIST] : "Bob Smith" Termination

L D Miller ([email protected])
Mon, 11 Aug 1997 13:21:28 -0700

It is a (patented) network invented by Bob Smith at Bay Networks which
provides common-mode termination of all of the wires in the cable. This is
especially important for those wires not connected to signals, since they
can respond as parasitic elements. It is described in Patent # 5,321,372.

Larry Miller
Bay Networks

At 02:51 PM 8/11/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Has anyone ever heard of a "Bob Smith" termination? It's a method of
>terminating category five cabling, but that's all I know about it.
>What's its purpose? What is it exactly?
>John Ellis