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does ethernet use baseband signaling?

Yes, it does. Although we don't have that piece of information in an article so far as I can tell. See Ethernet and IEEE 802.3. -Splashtalk 17:54, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
Not necessarily. The orignal Ethernet used "Manchester coding", which can be viewed as shifting the theoretical 5 MHz baseband of 10 Mbps data up to a carrier frequency of 10 MHz, so the band occupied can be as narrow as 5 to 15 MHz. Due to AC coupling with capacitors and/or transformers at various points, moving the peak of the data spectrum up from 0 to 10 MHz is helpful. This, however, is but one physical implementation of Ethernet. Others such as 802.11 shift it up to RF, of course. Dicklyon 16:30, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

CISCO state the the "base" in 10Base-T refers to baseband and by inference surey this means Ethernet uses baseband.

Intro[edit]

Let's work on a good opening sentence and definition (current version uses "comprises" in the typical incorrect way, and doesn't get to the point very specifically). It would be good to at least admit that any kind of Fourier analysis gives negative frequencies, too. For real signals, these are just reflections of the positive, not new information, so they are conventionally ignored. And the "RF" spectrum needs to reference double sideband and/or single-sideband modulation to explain where this comes from. I'll see if I can help. Please comment on my attempts. Dicklyon 16:30, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

In typical fashion, this article seems to be geared toward those who would have no reason to look it up on wikipedia in the first place, having already earned their PhDs in engineering. Perhaps it could be made a little less intimidating for the uninitiated.--72.255.35.11 (KartoumHero) 02:25, 16 July 2009 (UTC)


In the Intro, it says "from zero" to the highest frequency. Later on in the article, it doesn't say "from zero" but only to the highest frequency. This article is frustrating for that and other reasons. If you don't know what baseband is to begin with, this article doesn't help. 70.166.123.49 (talk) 03:37, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

—Preceding unsigned comment added by 119.153.61.167 (talk) 01:01, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Useless Article[edit]

What combination of idiots wrote this article? It makes no sense! To be clear, I understand the topic now, but only because I went back to the VERY FIRST draft of this article from 2002 (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Baseband&oldid=71326)!!! That at least was a clear explanation, especially if read alongside the wikipedia articles for Band and Modulation. I'm afraid to help edit the article though, because I have no idea what the hell the useless drivel on the current version means. Mmurfin (talk) 20:14, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

This article seems to be textbook stuff for students of signal processing theory. There is a specific and widespread usage of "baseband" in mobile telephony (and in phrases such as "baseband modem", "baseband IC") - this article really could benefit from explaining that. Wikipedia's much more useful when it's making sense of fast-moving, real-world concepts than when it's just a substitute for buying a textbook. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.140.96.21 (talk) 12:48, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Not So Useless, and btw, what's the frequency bandwidth of Ethernet?[edit]

I disagree, I see some value here. Go around the web and search for something that connects "Bandwidth" and e.g. "Ethernet". There is so little out there that even many engineers get so confused about something so basic as to claim that an Ethernet signal has no frequency spectrum because it's digital. Granted, it's something engineered once per decade or so, but not digging into this is like not explaining how things work because we're not supposed to understand the guts of a Tamagochi like they used to understand the guts of a spring-driven toy car. And, by the way, can anybody add the real-world (as opposed to information-theory or whatever) spectrum bandwidths of the various Ethernet signals? It' a bit like not mentioning that swimming is a form of locomotion (go see! :-P ) Spamhog (talk) 22:54, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

What is baseband?[edit]

Isn't the definition of baseband 'the signal you are trying to transmit'? Maybe add a quick explanation for the lay person, or an example, like: "In AM radio, the baseband includes the announcer's voice. The baseband is then modulated with the carrier frequency, which is the frequency on the radio dial, and then demodulated so that a voice is heard at the receiver." 71.139.176.47 (talk) 19:35, 12 December 2012 (UTC)