Friday, July 20, 2007

IEEE HSSG approves PAR and 5 criteria

Quick update, from the archives of the IEEE HSSG public reflector, the PAR and 5 Criteria has been approved by the HSSG. The objectives now include supporting 40 Gig Ethernet over a distance of of 100m, and support 100 Gig Ethernet over a distance of 40km on single-mode fiber. Support will also be provided for OTN.

This is a big win for 40 Gig E proponents, whose support was considerably weak until January this year. It will be interesting to see how the working group handles the tricky issue of dealing with 40 Gig and 100 Gig physical layer challenges simultaneously.

1 comment:

Amitabha said...

Another nice article discussing this and quoting nmerous sources from within the IEEE HSSG is available here: