*From*: "Julian Ferry" <julian.ferry@xxxxxxxxxx>*To*: <ftownsend@xxxxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 15:33:20 -0400

Anyone who enjoyed the ring discussion might also enjoy analyzing this "interesting twist" : http://www.google.com/patents?id=40xRAAAAEBAJ&dq=3267406&ie=ISO-8859-1 BTW, that's a link to US Patent #3267406. Julian Ferry High Speed Engineering Manager Samtec, Inc -----Original Message----- From: si-list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:si-list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Townsend, Fred Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 2:40 PM To: olaney@xxxxxxxx; vinu@xxxxxxxxx Cc: weirsi@xxxxxxxxxx; erdinih@xxxxxxxxx; ron@xxxxxxxxxxx; si-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [SI-LIST] Re: Circle bus topology; Circular Firing Squad? I don't know about everyone else but I have been enjoying this discussion tremendously, even if it is a little like debating the number of angels on the head of a pin. On the practical side I have to wonder the merit of such an idea. Living in the real world, I think it highly improvable to make a perfect ring. The lack of homogeneity in laminate, the dispersion effects of the PCB material alone, are going to increase jitter. I will not file this one away in my bag of tricks. Fred Townsend ------------------------------------------------------------------ To unsubscribe from si-list: si-list-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field or to administer your membership from a web page, go to: //www.freelists.org/webpage/si-list For help: si-list-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'help' in the Subject field List technical documents are available at: http://www.si-list.net List archives are viewable at: //www.freelists.org/archives/si-list or at our remote archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/si-list/messages Old (prior to June 6, 2001) list archives are viewable at: http://www.qsl.net/wb6tpu

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