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RE: RS minimum IPG

I dashed off my response too quickly. I meant to say "I don't know of
anyplace a minimum receive IPG of 4 is stated for 10 Gb/s."


-----Original Message-----
From: pat_thaler@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pat_thaler@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 9:48 AM
To: sanjeev@xxxxxxxxx; stds-802-3-hssg@xxxxxxxx; yariv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: RS minimum IPG


Where do you find such a definition in the standard? I don't know of
anyplace a minimum receive IPG of 5 is stated. Further, that is a parameter
that has varied based on speed so what it was at 100/1000 Mb/s does not
limit our choice at 10 Gig. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Sanjeev Mahalawat [mailto:sanjeev@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 11:25 AM
To: stds-802-3-hssg@xxxxxxxx; yariv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: RS minimum IPG

The min IPG varies from 9 bytes to 15 bytes
based on the packet size and due to clock compensation
the PHY may delete a column that will lead to min
IPG of 5 Bytes. So, thoeritically it should not be
less than 5 bytes but the spec. always defines it
to be 4 bytes as this was in the 100/1000 mbps