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Re: PAM5 Objectives


A few minor conmments:

1) I agree with Jay's comments regarding power consumption
2) PAM5 solutions must also be significantly cheaper than Serial (<1/2). The
first bullet says "installed base" solutions which alludes to 62.5 um MMF.
Serial doesn't address these. However, PAM5 should also address SMF at <1/2 cost
of Serial or WWDM. 

Best Regards,

"Kelly, Pat" wrote:
> All:
> 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
> solutions
> -       <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.
> Regards,
> Pat
> N. Patrick Kelly
> Engineering Manager
> Strategic Silicon Labs
> Level One Communications, an Intel Company
> (916)854-2955
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