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Design and Validation of Ethernet Network Interface Card using Simevents Technique

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 87 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2014
Mohammed Younis
A. I. A. Jabbar

Mohammed Younis and A I A Jabbar. Article: Design and Validation of Ethernet Network Interface Card using Simevents Technique. International Journal of Computer Applications 87(10):48-56, February 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Mohammed Younis and A. I. A. Jabbar},
	title = {Article: Design and Validation of Ethernet Network Interface Card using Simevents Technique},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {87},
	number = {10},
	pages = {48-56},
	month = {February},
	note = {Full text available}


Simevent proved to be efficient and flexible tool in the design and simulation of computer networks. Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) includes Logical Link Controller (LLC), Medium Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer. It is designed using simevent tools (blocks), the units of the NIC can be modified and adjusted separately, and as a matter of check, a network of Ethernet type using simevent blocks is designed based on the proposed NIC then its performance is compared with a similar Ethernet (based on OPNET software), the similarity of the two networks is proved through the simulation results of throughput and delay performances. It is possible to conclude that simulation with simevent tools push the design of network to behave like actual networks and as a consequence there is a possibility to modify the parameters of the different protocols easily.


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