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April 25, 2014

Single Twisted Pair: The Next Frontier

By Steve Carlson

These days, a speed of 1Gb/s doesn’t seem particularly fast. With the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group creating standards on speeds of 40Gb/s, 100Gb/s and now 400Gb/s, 1Gb/s is an unlikely candidate for a new standard. But that’s missing an important point: not all networks need to operate at the fastest possible speed. Speed is […]

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April 1, 2014

400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Project Approved

By John D'Ambrosia

Yesterday, the IEEE P802.3bs 400GbE Project was approved.  With this approval the first Task Force meeting will be in Norfolk, VA, at the IEEE 802.3 / 802.1 Interim Meeting, which is coincidentally being hosted by the Ethernet Alliance.  For information regarding the meeting and registration, please see http://bit.ly/802Interim.  The Task Force will begin its meeting […]

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March 21, 2014

OFC 2014 Recap and Best-in-Show

By Scott Kipp

OFC 2014 was buzzing with many new releases of 100GbE optics and 400GbE demonstrations.  The 100GbE modules have definitely proliferated with demonstrations of CFP, CXP, CFP2, CFP4 and QSFP28 form factors.  The new types of 100GbE optical interfaces discussed included PSM4, C-BAND, CWDM and IEEE standardized SR10, SR4 and LR4.  Several vendors had 400GbE modules […]

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March 7, 2014

Fast and Furious Demo at OFC 2014

By Scott Kipp

The Ethernet Alliance booth at OFC 2014 showcases many of the latest advances in Ethernet technology.  From 10GBASE-T to 100GbE CFP4 modules, the booth will highlight how Ethernet’s physical layer is getting faster all the time.  The unique aspect of this demo is that it shows interoperability across multiple vendors and generations of products.  The […]

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November 4, 2013

Ethernet’s Future – Bright with 100% Certainty of Innovation

By Ethernet Alliance

On October 15th and 16th the Ethernet industry gathered at the Ethernet Alliance’s Technology Exploration Forum (TEF) 2013: The Future of Ethernet. I have always looked forward to these events as I see the participants who show up to be the Ethernet Alliance’s industry Technology Advisory Board. And with Bob Metcalfe, the Father of Ethernet, […]

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September 25, 2013

Synergy between IEEE 802™ Wired and Wireless technologies: Meeting in the Ether

By David Law

By David Law, distinguished engineer, HP Networking; chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group We live in a networked world, and it is imperative that all technologies, wired or wireless, are capable of working together to enable an eco-system, where end-to-end communications are possible. Ethernet’s continuing evolution has helped to enable today’s eco-system, which […]

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September 17, 2013

Exploring the Future of Ethernet with SDN

By Gilda Foss

Gilda Foss, Industry Evangelist, Office of the CTO, NetApp TEF Chairperson & Board of Directors, Ethernet Alliance As we celebrate Ethernet’s 40th Anniversary at the Technology Exploration Forum, we reminisce that it was only 40 years ago that the concept of Ethernet was born.  Over the last couple of decades, Ethernet has become ubiquitous in […]

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