The device supports 100Gbps SR10 and 10x10Gbps Ethernet interconnects per IEEE 802.3ba Clause 86 and 802.3ae
The HiGig MAC is designed to ensure that the Media Access rules specified in the 802.3ae
IEEE standard and HiGig Protocol definitions are met while transmitting a frame of data over Ethernet.
And instead of a SONET ring, the metropolitan backbone for Optical Ethernet networks will be based on the 10G bit/sec Ethernet standard now being completed in the IEEE working group 802.3ae
. <p>The advantages: <p>* Ethernet is 10 times less expensive than the SONET technology being used today.<p>* Ethernet is a simple and widely understood technology.<p>Ethernet is the best technology for carrying IP traffic - Ethernet and IP have grown up together.
IEEE 802.3z (1 Gb/s) published in 1998 and IEEE 802.3ae
(10 Gb/s) published in 2002 introduced receiver testing with degraded signals.
The IEEE 802.3ae
compliant card leverages existing data center infrastructure, requiring no changes to existing 50 micron cabling, operating systems or network administration tools.
The 10 Gigabit Ethernet Standard (IEEE 802.3ae
) supports LAN campus backbone and WAN applications on single-mode fiber (SMF) for distances up to 40 km.
Three new electro-optic test instruments from JDS Uniphase Corp., Ottawa, Canada, offers an economical solution for stressed eye testing as specified in IEEE 10 Gigabit Ethernet Standard 802.3ae
. The measurement is composed of four elements: controlling the extinction ratio (ER), the electrical bandwidth for ISI, AM interference, and timing jitter for receiver conformance testing.
The technology behind 10GbE networks was ratified in IEEE 802.3ae
. The familiar IEEE 802.3 Ethernet medium access control (MAC) protocol, frame format, and frame size are used in 10GbE networks as well.
In addition to SmartLink, EMCORE also offers the ECX-7700 four-channel CX4 XENPAK module and the ELX-7100 XENPAK transceiver, which is compliant with 10GBASE-LX4, the highly versatile wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) format within the IEEE 802.3ae
standard for 10G Ethernet.