Re: why two different coding schemes ?
The 8B10B code is the old Fibre Channel coding scheme that was adopted by
802.3 for GbE. Even though a new coding scheme was developed specifically
for 10GbE, there was enough support for the old coding scheme within the
Task Force that a special PHY was approved so that development of higher
speed components would continue. As for a good future market reason for
keeping 8B10B, only time will tell.
At 12:53 PM 2/8/01 -0800, Jagmit Sandhu wrote:
>Hi, I'm new to 10 Gb/s ethernet. Could somebody explain why two
>coding schemes are being contemplated for 10GE ? i.e. 8B/10B and 64B/66B
>Why not stick with just one to simplify life for everybody ?
>Also, are there any vendors with tentative 10GE products coming out soon