[STDS-802-3-25G] IEEE P802.3by Sponsor recirculation ballot
Dear Task Force Participants,
The 1st Sponsor recirculation ballot has opened on IEEE P802.3by/D3.1 with
a ballot close date of Thursday 25th February 2016 23:59 ET.
If you have joined the Sponsor ballot group and are planning to comment
further on the draft, please, follow the instructions provided on the
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under 'Balloting' -> 'myBallot Home' -> 'Manage myBallot Activity'.
If you did not join the Sponsor ballot group, but still would like to
comment on the draft, it will save the task force officers significant
effort if you would send your comments to Matt Brown <mbrown@xxxxxxx> or
myself <mnowell@xxxxxxxxx> for inclusion in the ballot by Monday 22nd
February 2016 AOE. Such comments will be identified in the comment field
as coming from you, and like all comments from outside the ballot group
will be non-binding. A web page containing the instructions on how to do
this and the spreadsheet that you will need to use to enter your comments
is available at
Finally, I¹d like to once again recognize the great work of the editorial
team in getting this draft out in such timely manner. Thanks to: Matt
Brown(chief editor); Chris Diminico, Jonathan King, Arthur Marris, and
Adee Ran. Also thanks to the team of reviewers helping the editors: Pete
Anslow, Adam Healey, and Jeff Slavick, and finally Piers Dawe, Mike Dudek
and Rich Mellitz for their focused review of Clauses 110/111.
Chair, IEEE P802.3by Task Force
On 2/10/16, 11:01 AM, "IEEE-SA" <sa-ballot@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Cc: "C/LM/WG802.3 Project Staff Liaison" <goldberg.j@xxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Ballot Recirculation, P802.3by
>Dear IEEE P802.3by - Balloting Group Member:
>This e-mail is to advise you of the opening of IEEE Standards Sponsor New
>Ballot Recirculation - 1 for:
>Title: Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters,
>Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 25 Gb/s Operation
>Scope: This standard defines Ethernet local area, access and metropolitan
>area networks. Ethernet is specified at selected speeds of operation; and
>uses a common media access control (MAC) specification and management
>information base (MIB). The Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision
>Detection (CSMA/CD) MAC protocol specifies shared medium (half duplex)
>operation, as well as full duplex operation. Speed specific Media
>Independent Interfaces (MIIs) provide an architectural and optional
>implementation interface to selected Physical Layer entities (PHY). The
>Physical Layer encodes frames for transmission and decodes received
>frames with the modulation specified for the speed of operation,
>transmission medium and supported link length. Other specified
>capabilities include: control and management protocols, and the provision
>of power over selected twisted pair PHY types.
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>***** MESSAGE FROM THE WORKING GROUP CHAIR *****
>The IEEE P802.3by/D3.1 Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access
>Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 25 Gb/s
>Operation draft is an amendment to IEEE 802.3.
>It has been written as an amendment to IEEE Std 802.3-2015 IEEE Approved
>Draft Standard for Ethernet as amended by IEEE Std 802.3bw-2015 IEEE
>Approved Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer
>Specifications and Management Parameters for 100 Mb/s Operation over a
>Single Balanced Twisted Pair Cable (100BASE-T1).
>The Get802 program however does not yet contain IEEE Std 802.3-2015 nor
>IEEE Std 802.3bw-2015 so if you would like a copy of either in order to
>review this draft, please send me an email at the address below.
>The IEEE P802.3by/D3.1 comment resolution meeting is planned to occur
>during the IEEE 802 March 2016 plenary week in Macao SAR, P.R. China.
>Full details of that meeting are available at:
>Should you have any questions, please contact me at your earliest
>David J. Law
>Chair, IEEE 802.3
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