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Re: [opensuse] write several usb flash keys at once
On 2014-09-07 14:35, Anton Aylward wrote:
How do you
avoid collisions?
See above.
It seems to me that a host sending packets 'downstream' avoids
collisions in the same way that a machine gun sending bullets
'downstream' manages to avoid collisions between its bullets.
Sometimes, though, the packets go faster than bullets.
Sort of like Superman, eh?



Then you have time division multiplexing. A token ring network could be
seen as an example of that, but not really. Rather an evolution of it.

Or other bus arbitration techniques.

That's for digital world. On the analog world, you can use frequency
multiplexing (AKA tuning wheel in a plain kitchen radio). Same thing as
used on cable networks carrying many analog TV channels. Similar to what
is done on copper phone lines to transmit ADSL.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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