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RE: [EFM] EPON TDMA - Small timeslots/DBA

Title: RE: [EFM] EPON TDMA - Small timeslots/DBA

The real issue is that we don't want to fragment 802.3 MAC frames as what ATM-PON did by using SAR devices on both ends. QoS may be affected by the following delays:

1) grant/request due to the long round trip time of 200uS for 20Km or 100uS for 10km;
2) the time slot duration from 50uS to 200uS;
3) guard time between two bursts from a few hundred nS to 10uS (see Mile's e-mail);
4) long Ethernet packet of 1500kB = 12uS.

So you see that long Ethernet packets is not worst offender here.  Mike's comments on efficiency is correct given the fact that guard time of sub 10uS is desirable at this time to address costs and feasibility issues.

Within a switch, the problem is different.  Use of a fixed size of switching cells is to reduce the system latency (therefore FIFO sizes) and easy operation (memory addressing). Also you don't really have any standard on fabric design.


-----Original Message-----
From: mike.obrien@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mike.obrien@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 9:55 AM
Subject: RE: [EFM] EPON TDMA - Small timeslots/DBA

Hi Xu,
        I'll take the liberty of answering this for Glenn. EPON uses a much
larger 'guard-band' than APON. This greatly simplifies the system timing,
however the trade off is a loss of efficiency. A typical EPON guard band -
this includes laser turn-off, turn-on, reciever AGC settling time, and PLL
locking - can be 5 to 10 micro-sec. At 8 ns per byte a 10 micro-sec gaurd
band is 1250 bytes. So using 64-byte timeslots would lead to an efficiency
of 64/(1250 + 64) ~ 4.8% .

        I hope this answers your question on why we dont use a small
timeslot. We will have to take another approach to DBA.

-----Original Message-----
From: xu zhang [mailto:zhangxu72@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 7:01 PM
To: glen.kramer@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [EFM] EPON TDMA

hi, glen:
 I had seen your presentation file about EPON TDMA in
PHY, it help me a lot to understand your EPON system.
We had developed the first APON system in china, when
I think of the TDMA of EPON, I think though the uplink
data rate is 1Gbits/s when shared by 16 or 32 users is
still not enough, so the dynamic bandwidth
allocate(DBA) protocal must be a requiremant
especially when take care of the QoS performance. In
DBA protocal, in order to achieve high performance the
time slot need be to small, I think why not we divide
the ethernet packet to 64 byte per solt, it is often
used in ethernet switch when store packet in SRAM.

best regards
xu zhang

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