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RE: [802.3ae] XAUI Rj TR comment


I have now looked at the crosstalk documents T11/00-064v0 and T11/99-759v0.
They create "crosstalk" by taking a PRBS signal running at near the baud
rate of the data signal and attenuating before adding it to the data signal.

This would be a good model of crosstalk only if crosstalk coupling had
uniform phase and gain vs. frequency. In that case the crosstalk from a
disturbing signal would look just like an attenuated version of the
attenuated signal. Normally crosstalk coupling is nothing like an
attenuator. Crosstalk gain from common crosstalk mechanisms stays under an
envelope that rises with frequency but the gain bounces around under that
envelope in a manner that looks random. The phase also varies wildly with

So, the crosstalk amplitude from a disturber is the sum of all the frequency
components from the disturber coupling with varying frequency and phase. At
some times, those components are canceling each other and at other times
they are adding. The crosstalk signal looks like "noise" with amplitude that
varies over time and not like a PRBS signal with transitions that vary but a
relatively uniform amplitude.

Of course if one couples an attenuated PRBS signal into the data signal, one
creates Bounded Uncorrelated Jitter. The disturbing signal in the tests is
contributing noise that is set somewhere between 10% and 20% of the data
amplitude. It can only move an zero crossing while the signal edge is within
that distance of the zero crossing.

That does nothing to show that crosstalk provides jitter that is bounded
(where unbounded means the data is Gaussian or truncated Gaussian where the
truncation happens past 1E-12).


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Petrich [mailto:dpetrich@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 2:11 PM
To: 'THALER,PAT (A-Roseville,ex1)'; Lindsay, Tom; Howard A. Baumer;
HSSG_reflector (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [802.3ae] XAUI Rj TR comment


The NCITS "TR-25-1999" MJS document provides definitions that can be
referenced for XAUI use to distinguish between the various jitter types such
as RJ, DJ, DDJ, SJ and so on.

Also, FC crosstalk work was done a while back and can be viewed at
T11/00-064v0 and T11/99-759v0.  In the tests crosstalk showed up as DJ.  But
I'm sure these results would vary as a function of the crosstalking data
rate and frequency content.


-----Original Message-----
From: THALER,PAT (A-Roseville,ex1) [mailto:pat_thaler@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 1:43 PM
To: Lindsay, Tom; Howard A. Baumer; HSSG_reflector (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [802.3ae] XAUI Rj TR comment


Jitter always seems to be a difficult subject to sort out and your remark
below caused me to do some checking on RJ vs. DJ.

I've looked all through the 802.3 standard and our draft. There doesn't seem
to be any definition of RJ or DJ. Processes can certainly be random without
being random or Gaussian. Deterministic means if a set of conditions is set
up we know what will result. The roll of a die is random though the result
is bounded.

If we are using dictionary words with a different or more restricted meaning
such as random = Gaussian (or truncated Gaussian where the truncation
happens past 1E-12) then we should define our terms. Since we specify
deterministic jitter and total jitter, we should at least have a reasonably
rigorous definition of "deterministic jitter."

I also notice that in some places jitter is divided into RJ and DJ, but in
other places in 47 it is RJ, DJ and sinusoidal. (and the
equivalent subclause of 53) divide jitter into random, deterministic and

Crosstalk is deterministic in that given a fixed adjacent signal and a fixed
coupling function one can determine the crosstalk. However, the crosstalk at
a receiver is often the result of multiple disturbers coupling in each with
its own function and the signals aren't correlated to the received signal.
Therefore, the sum of the crosstalk looks like a truncated Gaussian. Even if
the definition of RJ is Gaussian up to at least 1E-12, it isn't clear to me
that crosstalk would fall outside that definition. I don't recall seeing any
studies on the distribution of crosstalk for XAUI or for our optical

I would expect crosstalk to be part of RJ rather than DJ.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lindsay, Tom [mailto:tlindsay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]

See below, Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard A. Baumer [mailto:hbaumer@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 11:36 AM
To: Lindsay, Tom; HSSG_reflector (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [802.3ae] XAUI Rj TR comment

- We're still confused on how you would ever get 0.55UI of RJ. If
crosstalk adds so much jitter,
**TL - crosstalk is expected to be bounded, and therefore more
effectively deterministic (the definition of RJ is unbounded/Gaussian to
least below 1E-12, and DJ is all other stuff).