IEEE 802.3 Interpretations



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Interpretations provided by IEEE P802.3 since November 1996 are available below:-

Interpretaion
Number
Date Status Relevant
Subclauses
Topic
1-03/12 16-Mar-12 Approved 86A Clarification regarding Annex 86A nPPI - XLPPI - CPPI electrical parameter
3-11/11 11-Nov-11 Approved 74.7.4.7 Missing Section
2-11/11 11-Nov-11 Approved 22 and 45 MMD register access through Clause 22 register 13 & 14
1-11/11 11-Nov-11 Approved 33 Simultaneous Output Power on Standard
2-03/11 18-Mar-11 Approved 12.10.1 Isolation Criteria
1-03/11 18-Mar-11 Approved 37 1000BASE-X auto-negotiation enable/disable
1-11/10 09-Nov-10 Withdrawn 33.2.5.1 PSE Open Circuit Detection Voltage
1-07/10 15-Jul-10 Approved 32.6.1.4.4 Standardization of 0.3/50 impulse
2-03/10 19-Mar-10 Approved 55.4.3.1 10GBASE-T PBO schedule implementation accuracy
1-03/10 19-Mar-10 Withdrawn 55.3.4 10GBASE-T master-slave timing locking during start-up
1-11/09 20-Nov-09 Approved 4 Specifications of allowable inter packet gap values in IEEE 802.3
1-03/09 12-Mar-09 Approved 2.3.2.5 and 4.1.2 TX and RX MAC Paths
2-11/06 08-Nov-06 Approved 55.8.2.2 10GBASE-T MDI impedance balance
1-11/06 04-Oct-06 Withdrawn 36 1000BASE-X IFG encoding rules
3-07/06 22-Jun-06 Approved Figure 33-6 and Table 33-5 PD classification
2-07/06 29-Mar-06 Approved Table 58-4 and 58-6 100BASE-LX10 and 100BASE-BX10 receive sensitivity
1-07/06 13-Mar-06 Approved 48 10GBASE-X Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS)
2-03/06 06-Mar-06 Approved Table 33-5 DTE Power Short circuit requirements
1-03/06 21-Dec-05 Approved 14.3.1.2.2 10BASE-T differential output impedance test method
3-07/05 21-Apr-05 Approved 61.2.2.5 PME Aggregation restrictions
2-07/05 31-Mar-05 Approved 37 and 40.5.1 Auto-Negotiation
1-07/05 29-Mar-05 Approved 33.4.1 DTE Power via MDI Isolation
5-03/05 07-Mar-05 Approved 57.3.2.1 and 57.3.2.1.1 OAM Discovery
4-03/05 15-Feb-05 Approved 8.3.2.1 and 12.10.1 Isolation requirements
3-03/05 09-Feb-05 Approved 33.4.1 Power over Ethernet Isolation requirements
2-03/05 11-Nov-04 Approved 48.2.4.2.2 and 53.1 10GBASE-LX4 skew definition
1-03/05 09-Nov-04 Approved Figure 64-14 Discovery Handshake Message Exchange
5-11/04 13-Oct-04 Approved Figure 6429 Gate Processing ONU Activation State Diagram
4-11/04 12-Oct-04 Approved 61 Type 10PASS-TS and type 2BASE-TL PCS
3-11/04 14 Sept 04 Approved 4.2.9 Frame Reception
2-11/04 07 Sep 04 Approved 39.3.1 Transmitter electrical specifications
1-11/04 19 Aug 04 Approved 37 1Gb/s Pause resolution
3-07/04 01 Jun 04 Approved 33.4.1 Isolation
2-07/04 11 May 04 Approved 24.3.2.1 Far-End fault
1-07/04 15 Apr 04 Approved Figure 37-6 Auto-Negotiation state diagram
1-03/04 30 Jan 04 Approved 48.2.6.1.4 10GBASE-X check_end function
5-11/03 30 Oct 03 Approved 48.2.6.1.4 10GBASE-X check_end function
4-11/03 28 Oct 03 Approved 14.3.1.1 Isolation requirements
3-11/03 22 Oct 03 Approved 14.3.1.1 Isolation requirements
2-11/03 20 Oct 03 Approved 33.4.1 DTE Power via MDI Isolation
1-11/03 24 Jul 03 Approved 38.6.11 Conformance Test signal at TP3 for receiver testing
2-07/03 01 Jul 03 Approved Table 45-49 XGXS align status register bits
1-07/03 31 Mar 03 Approved Annex 31B Globally assigned multicast address bit order
6-03/03 10 Feb 03 Approved 9 and 27 10Mb/s and 100Mb/s Repeaters
5-03/03 07 Feb 03 Approved 12.10.1 1BASE5 Isolation
4-03/03 15 Jan 03 Approved 40.6.1.1.3 1000BASE-T Test Fixtures
3-03/03 22 Nov 02 Approved 14.3.1.2 Twisted-pair model
2-03/03 15 Nov 02 Approved 37.2.4.2 Pause priority resolution
1-03/03 13 Nov 02 Approved 52.9.10.2 Vertical eye closure penalty
6-11/02 01 Nov 02 Approved 14.3.1 10BASE-T isolation requirements
5-11/02 23 Sep 02 Approved 30C.6 Clause 43 SNMP MIB
4-11/02 05 Sep 02 Approved 43 Link Aggregation Control Protocol
3-11/02 22 Aug 02 Approved 40.4.4 1000BASE-T Auto-crossover
2-11/02 22 Aug 02 Approved Figure 7-6
Figure 24-14
10Mb/s and 100Mb/s Carrier Detect
1-11/02 07 Aug 02 Approved 37 1000BASE-X Auto-negotiation
4-07/02 19 Jun 02 Approved 4.2.4.2 Maximum Frame Size
3-07/02 23 May 02 Approved 37 Clause 37 Auto-Negotiation
2-07/02 23 May 02 Approved 22.2.2.11 Aperiodic operation of MDC
1-07/02 23 May 02 Approved 40C-2 Autoneg Transmit State diagram add-on for 1000BASE-T
1-11/01 15 Nov 01 Approved Figure 40-9
Figure 40-10a
40.6.1.1.2
Definition of CEXT and CEXT_Err symbols
Definition of CEXT and IDLE symbols
PCS Receive function and Scrambler generator polynomial
2-11/01 15 Nov 01 Approved 36.2.4.2.2 Figure 36-7b transition from RECEIVE to RX_DATA
1-03/01 15 Mar 01 Approved 28.2.1.2.4
28.2.1.2.4
28 & 32
Auto-Neg Acknowledge bit
Auto-Neg Link Partner Ability and Next Page register
Auto-Neg registers 6 and 8
2-03/01 15 Mar 01 Approved 36.2.4.15 Carrier Extend (/R/)
1-11/00 09 Nov 00 Approved 40.3.1.3.5 Generation of quinary symbols TAn, TBn, TCn, TDn
1-07/98 09 Jul 98 Approved 22.2.4.3.1 Format of the OUI in PHY Identifier register
1-03/98 12 Mar 98 Approved 28.2.3.3 Clause 28 Auto-Negotiation
1-03/97 13 Mar 97 Approved 4.2.3.2.5 CSMA/CD backoff
1-11/96 14 Nov 96 Approved 14.3.1.2.1 10BASE-T Transmit Voltage Template

Note - Interpretations listed above with a status other than Approved are currently under formal consideration by IEEE P802.3 and only the original request is available on this page.


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