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Re: [10GBT] My final wrap-up presentation

Sanjay / Brad,
Great wrap up presentation. It sounds like draft 1.0 coming out of the July 2004 plenary is very optimistic.  
Since the 10GBASE-T Objectives will be met with a single 10GBASE-T PHY do you agree that draft 1.0 should be based on a unified "single" PHY proposal? If yes, what is the agreed upon IEEE process to arrive at a single PHY proposal?
With a goal of producing draft 1.0 coming out of the July 2004 plenary meeting (that's 5-weeks away) it seems like going into the July plenary meeting that this "10GBASE-T PHY proposal down-selection process" (i.e. from 5 to 1 or 2) should be agreed upon fairly soon via this reflector.
Should this process factor in:
  • closure on requirements - e.g. autonegotiation, latency, baud rate, channel model, etc.
  • maturity of PHY proposal - how long has it been on the table?,
  • complexity of PHY proposal,
  • system provider preferences, not just PHY vendors (customer gets to vote),
  • time to market - is tied to complexity of proposal,
  • consideration given to the most complete PHY proposals, when will samples be available?,
  • validation of spreadsheet PHY proposal numbers against a "finalize" channel model, 
    • break the pencil used to tweak the channel model,
  • cut off new proposals, that one seems obvious,
  • etc.....       
Maybe the place to start with on this "agreed upon down-selection process" is a combination of ranking the above list and adding to it. In either case it seems obvious that going into the July meeting this process needs to be defined, or you run the risk of making a sub-optimum decision or worse yet no decision that results in a delayed draft 1.0 standard.
      - Jeff 
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Subject: [10GBT] My final wrap-up presentation

Here's a copy of my final wrap-up presentation from the Long Beach meeting.
Sanjay Kasturia
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