Re: [HSSG] 40G MAC Rate Discussion
On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Bill Woodruff wrote:
> The 10GBASE-T PHY supplier community will be aggressively driving power
> lower, from a baseline of growing volumes. If your desire is to see a
> copper interconnect that works with structured cabling of more than 10
> to 20m, and a cross-connect model with patch panels, then LAG with four
> 10GBASE-T links is a viable and available choice.
> The definition of 'acceptable' for any 40G solution need to be in the
> context of the interconnect requirements, the target platform, and the
> full chip set in that platform. I'm sure this community can identify an
> optimized 40GE solution, with 4X 10GBASE-T LAG as a existing option for
What I'm getting at is also if there is a possibility to instead of doing
LAG, bundle four 10GBASE-T into a single 40G connection, ie doing this
multi-lane to leverage the development already done on the PHYs (please
correct me if I'm using the wrong terminology here).
So basically what I'm getting at, can 4 10GBASE-T be turned into a single
40G connection (not using LAG but something more close to what PPP
This would mean that any requirement for 40G could be satisfied by MUXing
4 10GE WANPHY into a single OC768, or 4*10GBASE-T.
This would not be LAG (as LAG for me is doing per-flow load balancing) but
something done closer to the PHY (the same way XENPAK uses four XAUI).
Mikael Abrahamsson email: email@example.com