Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)

Internet connectivity requires high bitrate transmission lines. In principle, possible options include fiberglass, TV-cable, radio and DSL − in Germany, most connections are established via DSL (Digital Subscriber Line). In the DSL laboratory, performance rates of all established DSL technologies (ADSL, VDSL, SHDSL/ESHDSL) ranging up to vectoring and G.fast can be measured scientifically on real transmission cables. G.fast is the predominant state-of-the-art DSL technology, allowing for bit rates of up to 1 Gbit/s via copper twisted pair cables.

The DSL laboratory covers projects and Bachelor's or Master's theses related to state-of-the-art topics in close collaboration with the industries. Our students are provided with a wide range of professional equipment. Additionally, the laboratory is used for applied projects as part of the elective Digital Subscriber Line course.

Students interested in projects and theses related to the topic of DSL are invited to consult our teaching staff in charge of the laboratory (cf. green contact box to the right).