All - not hearing any strong objections to the proposed time, let's
convene the call at 9 AM this coming Friday, 7/30.
I'll post dial-in info before the call.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2004 8:53
Subject: [10GMMF] TP2 tradeoffs
I have been asked to lead a group to study tradeoffs between cost and
performance specifications for TP2. We need to begin immediately with the
objective of bringing data to the September meeting. I apologize for not
getting this email out sooner, but I have been on vacation.
Reducing cost is an important motivation for this work. However,
it is clear that the optical power budget is also tight. Rx
sensitivities are challenging, there is some pressure on worsening fiber
models, EDC implementation budgets are still being discussed,
and transmitter powers need to be managed to control reliability, safety,
EMI, etc. Therefore, I recommend that the focus on this study is less
about promotion of low cost optics than it is about developing a set
of tradeoff data for TP2 that the larger committee can use to balance and
optimize against TP3 and cable plant specifications.
- Propose/develop TP2 test metrics
- Experimental work
- Develop (relative) cost models
- Present tradeoff data and recommendations
More details are given in lindsay_01_0704. The last item, at a high
level, should consist of (set(s) of) recommended specs, test methods,
penalties, and cost impact data for TP2. The other 4 items would provide
- The first step is to recruit participants who will actively
contribute to this work. Interested folks should contact me.
- The next step is to convene a con-call to discuss the work list,
recruit volunteers, and set a schedule. Would it be possible to convene
the first call early Friday 7/30? Is 8/3 an option? Please let me know
so I can get this scheduled and announced ASAP. For now, I am planning
on 7/30/04, 9 AM Pacific time, unless I hear otherwise.