RE: XAUI IO specs
The Hari I/O spec's from the November meeting are differential p-p. It's
always a confusing spec, but I would simplify it by saying that the
VoDif(max) of 800mV would be 400mV if measured single-ended p-p. (In
essense, the swings are reduced by a little over one-half of the previous
differential PECL swings used in 1GbE.)
In addition the interface is based on AC coupling so common mode voltage is
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kdemsky@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kdemsky@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, April 17, 2000 8:20 PM
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> Subject: Re: XAUI IO specs
> Thanks for the link to the presentation. I have been looking for that
> presentation for a couple days. It makes things clear to me.
> It looks like Ali did a fine job of defining signaling.
> Looking at the
> LVDS levels in the table on page 12, it looks like no signals
> are referred
> to a peak-to-peak need not be defined that way. In fact the
> first four
> items in the LVDS column match the IEEE spec.
> It appears by the data in the Hari column that it is a custom
> I/O signaling
> level designed to launch 4x the power (2x voltage and 2x
> current) into the
> trace, counting on attenuation of up to 9.1 dB with "normal"
> FR4, and still
> having about the same signal as required at the receiver end
> of IEEE LVDS.
> I also agree with the deviation from tight termination
> tolerances in IEEE
> LVDS spec, allowing us to integrate the receiver termination
> I also looked at the picture on Page 13 of Ali's proposal,
> and noticed that
> you referred to the 0V in the picture as ground. The 0V
> above the X1 point
> is 0V differential and has nothing to do with ground. Now my
> head doesn't
> hurt any more.
> Kevin Demsky
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> >On your P.S., I was referencing slide 13 from the proposal
> authored by Mr.
> >Ghiasi and Mr. Richard Dugan presented at the November '99
> HSSG meeting in
> >Kauai, HI:
>The legends on the Y-axis come from the table on slide 5. Note the
>0V, or ground on slide 13.