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[10GBASE-T] FW: channel model (part 1)

Title: FW: channel model (part 1)

(hopefully this will make it through the filter, we think weve found the offending words…”

This is the first part of Bill Jones & Xiaopengs discussion, which part 2 made it through earlier.

-----Original Message-----

From:   William Jones 

Sent:   Wednesday, January 15, 2003 4:08 PM

To:     ''

Subject:        channel model (part 1)


I agree with you that the frequency domain model is not sufficient to

determine the practically achievable performance of the receiver.  However,

the frequency model can give us a quite good estimation of the best

achievable performance of the best receiver.  The real-world implementation

can only perform worse than the theoretical limit.  Since the phase

information is not available right now to my knowledge, by using available

frequency-domain model only, we can at least do some channel throughtput

estimation instead of waiting.  For example, the question about whether the

throughtput of 10Gbps can be supported by 100m CAT-5E channel based on a

well-accepted channel/noise model has not been answered yet.

My suggestion is to put the time-domain model aside for our discussion now,

and make the frequency-domain model clearly clarified and available to all

people, then we can determine what is the best thing we can do in this

standard study group.





I would not support the use of channel and noise models based on the DSL

spectrum management standard.  In the case of the insertion loss, the RLCG

model parameters sited in table A.1 are for 26-AWG cable.  Cat5 cable is

24-AWG.  The Next and Elfext crosstalk models were developed for the

(DSL) loop with many pairs in the binder and would not be appropriate

for the in cable crosstalk we are considering.  In particular, there is no

justification for n^.6 which was derived empirically from measurements in

that application.  If any thing, it may be applicable to the alien

crosstalk.  Finally, these types of models would have use limited to

frequency domain calculations.  To determine the practically achievable

performance of finite length equalizers and cancellers, we will need time

domain models.  In this regard, I agree with Chris that the models should

be derived from amplitude and phase measurements.  Phase information is

very important in capturing group delay distortion and related effects.

For the transformer model, I propose a first order high pass filter.  For

the low frequency 3 dB cutoff frequency, I suggest 12.5 MHz.