RE: Connector Return Loss
The only thing that I would add is that there is a 25 dB return loss
requirement for MM in 10BASE-F (18.104.22.168) for 10BASE-FP (Passive Star). As
we start to consider both passive splitter systems and single fiber systems
in EFM return loss may again rear its ugly head.
At 11:02 AM 4/11/01 -0400, Kolesar, Paul F (Paul) wrote:
>Here are my views:
>The 20 dB level for MM connectors is historical in that that has been the
>spec used by previous generations of application standards and is in
>agreement with cabling standards.
>The 26 dB level for SM connectors initiated in Fibre Channel in the early to
>mid nineties. I believe this was at the request of 1300 nm transceiver
>vendors. It is also in agreement with cabling standards. It is interesting
>to not that Telcordia (formerly Bellcore) used 27 dB in the past, which I
>believe was in concert with SONET equipment standards.
>The use of isolators in the transceiver is a design choice and not dictated
>by IEEE 802.3. The receiver is specified with a minimum return loss level,
>the value of which has been the subject of debate.
>What type of testing are you referring to? Transceiver or cabling?
> From: Doug.Coleman@xxxxxxxxxxx [SMTP:Doug.Coleman@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 9:23 AM
> To: 802.3ae
> Subject: Connector Return Loss
> Does anyone know the history behind the connector return loss
> proposed for 10 GbE?
> The return loss for multimode connections shall be greater than 20
> The return loss for single mode connections shall be greater than 26
> Do the transceivers integrate isolators into them to address return
> Has any testing be done to demonstrate compatibility?
> Doug Coleman
> Corning Cable Systems