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RE: Proposal for accomodating 10.0000 and 9.58464 line rates

Thanks very much for keeping me in the right direction.   I tried to round
off for easier discussion.  However, do you think we can get away without
complex flow-control,  if we make the IPG and buffer size reasonably
Edward S. Chang
NetWorth Technologies, Inc.
NetworthTK@xxxxxxx <mailto:NetworthTK@xxxxxxx> 

-----Original Message-----
From: Booth, Brad [mailto:bbooth@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 11:27 AM
To: stds-802-3-hssg@xxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Proposal for accomodating 10.0000 and 9.58464 line rates


You may wish to re-work your numbers.  If you assume that there is no
stripping of the preamble, only the IPG is stripped, then the maximum size
packet is 1530 bytes.  This would require a minimum 67 byte IPG.  Based on
the OC-192 payload transfer rate of 9.58464 Gb/s, the equation for
calculating the required IPG is:

0.043336 * x = y 

x = the packet size (in bytes) 
y = the IPG size (in bytes) 

To help offset the loss of throughput due to selecting on IPG size (i.e. 67
byte IPG with 64 byte frame), the "standard" could state the equation used
for the WAN (OC-192) PHY but leave it up to the implementor as to the
granularity of the implementation.  For example, a step function based on
the standardized minimum IPG (12 bytes) could be implemented, or another
implementor could use a smaller granularity step function.


Brad Booth 
Level One Communications, Austin Design Center 
(512) 407-2135 office 
(512) 589-4438 cellular 

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From:   NetWorthTK@xxxxxxx [SMTP:NetWorthTK@xxxxxxx] 
Sent:   Tuesday, August 03, 1999 11:14 PM 
To:     dan_dove@xxxxxx; stds-802-3-hssg@xxxxxxxx 
Subject:        Re: Proposal for accomodating 10.0000 and 9.58464 line rates


	Thanks very much for your patience in replaying my questions.  I
agree your 
comments.  However, there are questions which you may like to respond   
> >  
>  We will need buffers in the PHY to accomodate the difference in MAC 
>  and link speeds. I assume this will necessary anyway to allow for some 
>  latency in the framing process. 
> I agree we need buffers.   Using the numbers we are discussing, 10.000
+/- 100ppm and 9. 58464 Gbps +/- 100 ppm at the maximum frame size of 1500 
bytes, the worst case timing skew due to the data rate difference is 6.53ns.

In other words, if the MAC/PLS and PHY interface is a byte-wide, the buffer 
size we need is 66 bit deep (byte) FIFO.  I believe Steve has mentioned 
before a short buffer, 64 bit deep. 

	The buffer size is small; therefore, buffer is not an issue at all.
On the 
other hands, if we make all IPG 64 bytes (or 66 bytes the worst case) in 
conjunction with 66 bit deep byte-buffer, theoretically, we are in good
without any additional flow control.  Although the small packet, 64 byte, 
will slow down to 1/2 of the maximum throughput.  Is this suggestion causing

other deficiencies? 

>  I am in support of a MAC/PLS interface that is un-coded data (as Shimon 
>  suggested) and will therefore allow PHYs that use different coding for 
>  their different environments. It is entirely reasonable to believe that 
>  the coding requirements for a 40Km link will be different than those of 
>  a 20m copper link. 
I agree.  I do not have any quam with this. 


	Edward  S. Chang 

	NetWorth Technologies, Inc.