The topology of 10Broad-36 is an irregular tree topology whose root is the head-end station. The amplification in the head-end station allows a maximum distance of 3600 m between two stations. The standard leaves the AUI interface unchanged.
In the context of broadband technology, a home channel and a return channel are required. An IEEE 802.3 10Broad-36 Medium Attachment Unit( MAU) requires a bandwidth of 18 MHz in each direction, for a total of 36 MHz. In each direction, 14 MHz are used for the transmission of the actual signal and 4 MHz for signaling.