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RE: XAUI Chip Package requirements

I don't know what draft you are looking at. The 802.3af draft
does not call out any IC package and we have no objective to
specify chip packages or pinouts. I do not expect any such
items to get added.
Pat Thaler
-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Thompson [mailto:gthompso@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2000 6:06 PM
To: Kulwant Brar
Cc: stds-802-3-hssg@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: XAUI Chip Package requirements


At 04:50 PM 10/13/00 -0700, Kulwant Brar wrote:

I have the following questions,

1) The current version of the draft spec lists the 289 pin, 1mm pitch PBGA
package and pinout assignments to use for the XAUI chip. Is it a finalized
requirement of the standard?

Absolutely NOT. No portion of the draft has been balloted yet at the Working
Group level much less the Sponsor Ballot level. XAUI is not even proposed to
be a "requirement of the (proposed) standard". It is proposed as an option.
The whole thing could get changed or thrown out during the balloting

2)If there is a committed vender to provide such a package, can you please
send a private e-mail to me.
   (Please do not answer question2 on the reflector, since reflector
prohibit vender specific info)  

Thank you,
Kulwant Brar
Conexant Systems, Inc.