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RE: [10GBASE-T] clarification on voltage level

Why are you worried with the 50% voltage increment?
Using wider spectral band enables larger transmitted power
without exceeding the same PSD (about 158% voltage 
increment for the stated bands).

-----Original Message-----
From: Rao, Sailesh []
Sent: Tue 14 January 2003 19:30
Subject: RE: [10GBASE-T] clarification on voltage level

Let's compare 1000BASE-T with the proposed system:

                          1000BASE-T        Proposed 10GBASE-T
Symbol Rate:               125MHz               833MHz
Transmit Shaping Filter:   0.75+0.25D           None
Launch Voltage:            2.0Vpp               3.0Vpp

In comparison with 1000BASE-T, the proposed system is using the cable well
beyond the specified frequency range, amplifying the launch voltage by 50%
and then eliminating the spectral filter. 

Even if we assume that the DM-CM conversion of the cable behaves reasonably
over the unspecified frequency ranges of the cable, this doesn't look good. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Vivek Telang [] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: [10GBASE-T] clarification on voltage level

This is true. Moreover, the emission levels can be meaningfully measured
only at the "system" level and not at the transceiver level. For example, a
prototype of a switch or a NIC is used to make sure that the final shippable
product meets the FCC requirements.

So it is extremely difficult (if not impossible) to answer the question :
"does this line code meet FCC requirements". But what you can do, is compare
the transmitted spectra of two line codes, and *assuming all other things
being equal*, make the claim that one line code will have XdB more margin to
the FCC requirement, if its transmitted spectrum is XdB lower than that of
the other line code.

Note that the shape of the transmitted spectrum, and the peak transmitted
power are as important (and IMHO more important) than the average
transmitted power.



Vivek Telang
Cicada Semiconductor
811 Barton Springs Road, Suite 550
Austin, TX 78704.
(512) 327-3500 x114

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of John
> DeAndrea
> Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 8:56 PM
> To:;
> Subject: RE: [10GBASE-T] clarification on voltage level
> We will need more information on cable balance and shielding to answer
> this question. It is not a simple calculation of pp voltage to FCC
> emission levels, but related to differential to common mode conversion
> in the cable and integrity of the grounding of the cable to the MDI.
> John DeAndrea
> iTerra Communications
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] 
> Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 6:16 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [10GBASE-T] clarification on voltage level
> Can anybody who is familiar with FCC requirement give a careful
> calculation on the highest possible voltage and launch power that meet
> the FCC regulation.
> Xiaopeng Chen
> Marvell Semiconductor Inc.