(Medium Attachment Unit) Also known as an Ethernet transceiver, an MAU is a device that converts digital data from the Ethernet interface for connection to the appropriate medium. Token Ring MAUs also exist.
Multistation Access Unit. In a Token Ring network, a lobe or wiring concentrator that physically connects computers and other devices to the ring. Relays in the MAU provide for physical insertion to, and detachment from, the ring.
Medical Admissions Unit. The ward to which all new medical patients (patients not needing surgery) go to for initial treatment and assessment before they go to the ward which specialises in their care.
Medium Attachment Unit - Also known as a transceiver and not to be confused with a Token Ring MAU (Media Access Unit). An Ethernet device for transmitting and receiving data that often provides data packet collision detection as well. It can either be an internal or external feature of a network device such as network interface card, repeater, hub or concentrator. Internal MAUs are built into the network device; external MAUs usually plug directly onto the AUI port of the device. A multi-port MAU, or transceiver, allows a number of computers/workstations to be attached to a single connection on the Ethernet bus and each port performs the standard transceiver functions.
A device that physically attaches to a LAN and allows the connection of computers or additional LAN segments. A MAU is often referred to as a transceiver and attaches to a computer through an AUI cable.
A transceiver (transmitter/receiver) comprising hardware circuitry that provides the correct electrical or optical connection between the computer and IEEE 802.3 LAN media. Since MAUs typically support only one type of network medium, a choice of MAUs is available to support different media. It detects carrier and collision activity, passing the information to the Computer. It can be a standalone unit or incorporated in a circuit board inside the computer
Medical Assistance Unit. One or more family members whose eligibility for medical care is determined separately or together based on financial responsibility and program factors. Some families may have multiple MAUs based upon these circumstances. See: Assistance Units - Medical Assistance
Stands for Medium or Multistation Access Unit. In a token ring network the MAU is a multiport hardware device into which up to 16 workstations are connected. The MAU provides centralized control of network connections.
media attachment unit. Device used in Ethernet and IEEE 802.3 networks that provides the interface between the AUI port of a station and the common medium of the Ethernet. The MAU, which can be built into a station or can be a separate device, performs physical layer functions including the conversion of digital data from the Ethernet interface, collision detection, and injection of bits onto the network. Sometimes referred to as a media access unit, also abbreviated MAU, or as a transceiver. In Token Ring, a MAU is known as a multistation access unit and is usually abbreviated MSAU to avoid confusion. See also AUI and MSAU.
Media (or medium) attachment unit. In Ethernet networks, a device defined by the IEEE 802.3 standard that supplies a physical connection to the network cabling medium and includes circuitry to convert signals between a form suitable for the network and a form suitable for the station. A single device that combines the function of transmitter and receiver; also called a transceiver. Multistation access unit. In token ring networks, a device used to connect PCs, printers, and concentrators in a star-wired token ring LAN.
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