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PAM5 Objectives


Below is a first cut of the objectives intended for use in justification of
a PAM5 PAR.  I tried to simplify the list from the Albuquerque meeting to
sharpen our message.

-	Provides significantly lower cost over proposed installed base
-	<1/2 of the cost of proposed WWDM solutions
-	support for up to 300m of installed 62.5um MMF
-	Prototypes demonstrated by 802.3ae sponsor ballot
-	Allows scalability to 40gig using WWDM (then 80/100gig?)
-	XAUI compatible
-	Form factor supports high port-count implementations

I look forward to everyone's comments.



N. Patrick Kelly
Engineering Manager
Strategic Silicon Labs
Level One Communications, an Intel Company