hewlett-packard UNITED STATES
Skip site-wide navigation link group hewlett-packard home products and services support solutions how to buy
hewlett-packard logo with invent tag line - jump to hp.com home page
End of site-wide navigation link group
printable version
hp journal online
hp labs skip lorem ipsum dolor navigation menu link group
contact hp
in this issue
table of contents
about the cover
what's ahead
online issues
hp journal home
hp labs home
about hp labs
news and events
careers @ labs
technical reports
worldwide sites
end of lorem ipsum dolor navigation menu link group
In This Issue - December 1997 Volume 48 Issue 5

CURRENT ISSUE - December 1997 Volume 48 Issue 5

We are approaching an era in which people will need 1-Gbit/s communications ports in their offices, their homes, and even on the road. These high-speed communications ports will enable telecommuting, telemedicine, teleeducation, and a variety of multimedia applications for entertainment and computing. These demands for high-speed communications will require new telecommunications and data communications infrastructure with terabit/s data rates. Additionally, these communications networks will require very high-speed computers (Tflops), very high-speed instrumentation (THz), and large information storage (Tbytes). The technologies needed to reach these rates are being worked on at many R&D organizations around the world. In fact, many demonstrations have been completed in 1996-1997 showing 1-Tbit/s communications links over more than 100 kilometers, 1-Tflops computers, and 1-THz instrumentation. Thus, we can safely say that the Tera Era is on the horizon.

This special issue of the HP Journal contains papers on technologies needed for high-speed communications. The papers address the long-haul, access, and local area networks using fiber-optic, copper wire, and wireless communications links. This series of articles is split into two parts: part 1 (this month) will address the area of communications technologies for fiber-optic and copper wire links.

Waguih Ishak
Communications and Optics
Research Laboratory
HP Laboratories

Skip page footer
printable version
privacy statement using this site means you accept its terms © 1994-2002 hewlett-packard company
End of page footer