Data service unit

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A data service unit (DSU) converts the DTE’s signal to the form required by a digital services circuit. For example, to interface to a T-1 service, the DSU needs to convert from bipolar EIA-232 or V.35 signaling to the AMI or B8ZS signaling used in T-1. In addition, the DSU creates control signals for the host and provides timing recovery and synchronous data sampling. DSUs are most commonly offered in a single unit that also provides CSU functions. There are DSUs for DS-0, DS-1, or DS-3 service.

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<mp3>http://podcast.hill-vt.com/podsnacks/2007q3/csu-dsu.mp3%7Cdownload</mp3> | Channel service unit (CSU) and data service unit (DSU).