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RE: RS minimum IPG

The minimum IPG allowed is 5 bytes. Since the start delimiter must be in
lane 0, 4 of the idle bytes will be in the column before the start. 5 bytes
is the minimum that can be ensured to code into the 64B/66B code. Also, many
MAC implementers prefer to have a minimum IPG to give them some time to
handle the prior packet before getting the next one.
-----Original Message-----
From: Yariv Anafi [mailto:yariv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 8:16 AM
To: 302.3ae
Subject: RS minimum IPG

Hi guys, 
    I heard everybody say that IPG can shrink to 4 bytes. Can anyone tell me
what is the reason for this number ? 
Is those 4 bytes must be in the same column? 


   Yariv Anafi

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