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Ethernet Transceiver

Definition - What does Ethernet Transceiver mean?

An Ethernet transceiver is a hardware device designed to connect computers or electronic devices within a network, allowing them to transmit and receive messages. A transceiver consists of a transmitter and a receiver, hence the name.

An Ethernet transceiver is also known as a media access unit (MAU).

Techopedia explains Ethernet Transceiver

An Ethernet transceiver is hardware used in Ethernet and IEEE 802.3 specifications. It is responsible for linking computer networks. It is a component of the physical layer in the network ISO model. Functions of an Ethernet transceiver include:

  • Collision detection
  • Digital data conversion
  • Processing on Ethernet interface
  • Providing access to the network

Several workstations can be connected on a single connection of an Ethernet bus via a multi-port transceiver or MAU. Ethernet transceivers can be configured as a joined station, a discrete device or an Internet hub available for multiple connections.

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