The IEEE 802.3 standard defines several physical implementations that support Ethernet. The figure summarizes the standards of different Ethernet cable types.
10BASE-T is an Ethernet technology that uses a star topology. 10BASE-T is a popular Ethernet architecture whose features are indicated in its name:
- The 10 represents a speed of 10 Mb/s.
- BASE represents baseband transmission. In baseband transmission, the entire bandwidth of a cable is used for one type of signal.
- The T represents twisted-pair copper cabling.