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BUS TERMINATOR HOW IT WORKS ???

I know Terminators are used to avoid signal bounce in the BUS topology but I want to understand how the signal bounce can happen in Bus topology.

Please help me to understand clearly with technical notes.. you can post on Electronics terms also to understand

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Sakthivel M

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My understanding, the signal bounces (or reflects) off the end of the physical "wire".  A terminator dampens the reflection.

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BUS TERMINATOR HOW IT WORKS ???

Hi Joseph,

I Understand signal Bounces at the end of the wire, But why it bounces... I'm not able to get the answer for this anywhere.

Super Bronze

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Physics.  The signal wave "sees" the end of the wire as a "wall" and will reflect off it

Drop a coin it a pot of water and you'll see the waves reflect off the pot's sides.  Same principle, I believe.

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