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Looking Beyond 400G – A System Vendor Perspective
by Ethernet Alliance • TEF
TEF21 Keynote – Rakesh Chopra, Cisco Solving the Power Challenge TEF21 kicked off with a keynote presentation from Cisco Fellow Rakesh Chopra with his view on what happens after 400G…
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Industrial connectivity: An overview
by Alex West • Uncategorized
Alex West, Senior Principal Analyst, Omdia Connectivity is one of the fundamental pillars upon which the industrial IoT (IIoT) is built. Over the last few decades, industrial connectivity in particular…
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The IEEE 802.3 Goes Virtual
by Jeff Maki • Technology
By Jeffery Maki The IEEE 802.3™ Ethernet Working Group would ordinarily meet in person six times a year (three IEEE 802 Plenaries and three IEEE 802.3 Interim Meetings) but the…
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Ethernet is Everywhere – Pandemic 2020 Edition
by David Rodgers • Technology
By: David J. Rodgers, Ethernet Alliance; Senior Product Marketing Manager, Teledyne LeCroy Like most, I’ve been relegated to working from home since mid-March of this year.  Luckily, I have a…
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BICSI Fall 2020, Virtually Amazing
by David Rodgers • Uncategorized
By David Rodgers, Teledyne Lecroy As a seasoned contributor and attendee of many trade shows, the virtual experience takes some getting used to. Chat rooms and virtual agents. YouTube videos…
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Remembering Dave Chalupsky
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
By George Zimmerman We all get them – calls from a number you don’t recognize, at an inopportune time.  These days, usually I let them go to voicemail.  However, for…
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Remembering David Chalupsky
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
By David J. Rodgers The first time I met Dave, I was attending the OFC 2015 show in Los Angeles as a member participant and my first time assisting as…
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Remembering Dave Chalupsky
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
by John D’Ambrosia, Chair, IEEE 802.3 New Ethernet Applications Ad hoc; Futurewei Technologies  This past month the Ethernet community suffered a huge loss with the passing of David Chalupsky.  Within…
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Remembering Dave Chalupsky
by Peter Jones • Uncategorized
By Peter Jones, Ethernet Alliance Chair; Cisco I’m not ready for a world without Dave. Ethernet Alliance Board of Directors member, Dave Chalupsky of Intel, passed away unexpectedly earlier this…
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The Voice of Ethernet Just Got Louder
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
By Orshi Abraham The Path to Interoperability I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take on the role of Marketing Committee Chair for the Ethernet Alliance. David Rodgers has…
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EPIC and Ethernet Alliance Form Technology Collaboration
by Ethernet Alliance • EPICLiaison
Ana Gonzalez, R&D Manager at EPIC EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) and the Ethernet Alliance are mutually motivated in activities involving industry endorsement of standards and roadmaps in Ethernet related…
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The ABCs and 123s of PoE
by Thomas Lewis • PoEPoE Certification
By Thomas Lewis, Texas Instruments Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a long-established, well-adopted power delivery technology that injects power over 100 meters of standard Ethernet cable defined in IEEE 802.3TM…
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Reducing the barriers to “Anything is Possible”
by Mike Vermeer • Technology
How Single Pair Ethernet expands automation system possibility by Mike Vermeer, Ethernet Alliance member; Engineering Development Strategy Manager, Panduit Our economy depends on the ingenuity of its producers to deliver. …
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Beyond 400 GbE
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
For the past 40 years IEEE 802™ standards have provided the foundation for today’s networked world.  Nonetheless, IEEE 802’s true legacy is brightly emerging in today’s COVID-19 world – IEEE…
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2020 Ethernet Alliance Roadmap
by David Rodgers • Uncategorized
In 2015, the Ethernet Alliance launched the “Ethernet Roadmap” as an easy, graphical way to keep the industry informed of the updates and advancements of Ethernet’s growing ecosystem in an…
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EA at OFC
by Dave Estes • TechnologyTradeshow
By:     David Estes, Spirent Communications David J, Rodgers, Teledyne LeCroy Due to the pervasive increase in the Covid-19 virus and in support of the health and wellbeing of our…
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Big Shoes to Fill
by Peter Jones • Uncategorized
As I step into my new role as Chair of the Ethernet Alliance, I am both excited by what is ahead for the organization and in awe of the hole…
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Get Plugged in to Ethernet’s Next Era
by John D'Ambrosia • TechnologyUncategorized
Today’s IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard consists of 126 clauses and associated annexes that spans 8 sections or approximately 5600 pages.  The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group produces these Ethernet standards,…
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PAM4 is Here!
by John D'Ambrosia • TechnologyUncategorized
We are at a unique point in Ethernet’s history. During the development of IEEE Std 802.3bs™-2017 for 200 GbE and 400 GbE, a critical decision was made to shift from…
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On the Go with Ethernet
by John D'Ambrosia • TechnologyUncategorized
Ethernet’s roots in the enterprise space are undeniable.  The development of 1000BASE-T is considered by many to be the most successful Ethernet project ever.   Nonetheless, Ethernet’s expansion into new application…
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The Quest
by John D'Ambrosia • TechnologyUncategorized
When the journey to 100 Gigabit Ethernet began over 10 years ago, the question was often asked when would native 100 Gb/s Ethernet be specified?  Flash forward to 2018 and…
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50 GbE at OFC
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
This year’s OFC multi-vendor interoperability demonstration is one of the biggest undertakings in the history of the Ethernet Alliance.  With 400GbE taking OFC by storm this year, the Ethernet Alliance…
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The 200GMII / 400GMII Extenders
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
During the development of the underlying architecture, it was recognized that the system needed to be inherently flexible, as it would provide the foundation for future specifications.  Developing solutions for…
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The Hazards of Passive PoE
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
There is nothing more frustrating for the consumer or end-user than when they open up a product thinking it worked with a standard only to find that there are interoperability issues. This…
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Introducing 200 GbE & 400 GbE
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
Welcome 200 GbE and 400GbE At the the IEEE-SA December 2017 Standards Board Meeting, IEEE Std 802.3bs™-2017, which specifies 200 Gigabit and 400 Gigabit Ethernet operation, was ratified.  In moving…
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2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet Goes Mainstream
by Peter Jones • Uncategorized
Peter Jones, NBASE-T Alliance Chairman It always amazes me how new innovations keep propelling our industry forward.  Less than two years ago when the NBASE-T Alliance was founded, there was…
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Commitment to Interoperability
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
By John D’Ambrosia, Chairman, Ethernet Alliance “You plug it in, and it works!” The footprint of Ethernet end users overlays almost every industry and every market around the world. It’s…
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Killer Video of Ethernet Speeds
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
By Scott Kipp, President, Ethernet Alliance The Ethernet Alliance is pleased to present our new animated video presenting the long and winding Ethernet road to terabit speeds. Check it out…
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What’s all this talk about a rate debate?
by Paul Nikolich • Uncategorized
By Paul Nikolich, Chairman, IEEE 802 LMSC 802 LMSC Standards: market relevant, high quality and transparent– what a combination! One of the characteristics that distinguish the 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee…
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Ethernet: Evolving at the Rate of Innovation
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
Last year, while preparing to celebrate Ethernet’s 40th anniversary, I pressed Bob Metcalfe, the father of Ethernet, to define Ethernet for me.  Bob’s answer has stood out in my head…
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What’s a PoE logo for, anyway?
by Dave Dwelley • Uncategorized
I just read Jonathan Seckler’s post on Power over Ethernet (PoE) Logo Certification, and it got me thinking – what is a logo for, anyway? The most successful industry logos…
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TEF 2014: The Rate Debate
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
The recent request to do a “Call-for-Interest” in the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group at the upcoming IEEE 802 July Plenary to address 25 Gigabit Ethernet is an interesting development…
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100Gbps per lambda workshop is most timely
by Dale Murray • Uncategorized
Questions on 100GbE on a single lambda? We’ve got plenty. Straightforward NRZ signaling probably won’t get us there.  So what type of advanced modulation would be the best choice?  How…
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Single Twisted Pair: The Next Frontier
by Steve Carlson • Uncategorized
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…
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400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Project Approved
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
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…
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OFC 2014 Recap and Best-in-Show
by Scott Kipp • Uncategorized
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…
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Fast and Furious Demo at OFC 2014
by Scott Kipp • Uncategorized
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…
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Ethernet Speeds in 2023
by Scott Kipp • Uncategorized
At the recent “Future of Ethernet” Technology Exploration Forum (TEF 2013), participants discussed various aspects of Ethernet, but none as exciting as the next speeds of Ethernet. With TEF 2013…
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Ethernet: Not a Moment in Time
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
This weekend I was helping my oldest son with homework for his “Introduction to Geometry” class. As we were working through his first foray into proofs, I made the comment…
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Exploring the Future of Ethernet with SDN
by Gilda Foss • Uncategorized
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…
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Ethernet: The Future is Now
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
The celebration of Ethernet’s 40th Anniversary has spanned multiple events this year.  The Ethernet Alliance will be hosting its celebration Tuesday, October 15 in conjunction with its fifth Technology Exploration…
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A Meeting of Minds: 400GbE and OTN
by David Law • Uncategorized
Monte Carlo is a city associated with speed and Formula One racing.  Since 1929 it has provided the backdrop to the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, which are run through its…
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The Future of Ethernet
by Gilda Foss • Uncategorized
Ethernet Alliance presents the Technology Exploration Forum of 2013! Gilda Foss, Industry Evangelist, Office of the CTO, NetApp TEF Chairperson & Board of Directors, Ethernet Alliance The Ethernet Alliance is…
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IEEE Extends EPON into New Markets
by Howard Frazier • Uncategorized
Standards for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON) reached an importantmilestone last week when the IEEE approved a new standard for Service Interoperability in EPON (SIEPON). The IEEE 1904.1 SEIPON standard…
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Interop 2013 – Viva Las Vegas!
by Chauncey Schwartz • Uncategorized
We’re winding down our preparation for the live Ethernet demonstration at Interop 2013 in Las Vegas May 6th to the 10th. This year we are focusing on 10 Gb to…
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TeraFabric Cabling
by Tom Kovanic • Uncategorized
There are two things that are driving the need for speed in data centers: server virtualization and converged networking.  Virtual machines still require the same amount of networking bandwidth as…
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Ethernet Alliance Extends Reach
by Chauncey Schwartz • Uncategorized
Given the ongoing evolution of Ethernet technology, there has always been a desire globally by both IT vendors and customers to understand the current state of Ethernet development and to…
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
Back in 2007, the then Higher Speed Study Group (that went on to become the IEEE P802.3ba Task Force that developed 40 GbE and 100 GbE) developed an industry wide…
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Terabit Ethernet? The Game Is Afoot!
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
Wow! Hats off to IIR for the great job with this year’s WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking Conference. While the conference title would bring to mind the service provider…
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10GBASE-T Comes of Age
by Chauncey Schwartz • Uncategorized
With the next generation of servers capable of supporting 10G Ethernet (10GbE) on the motherboard, 10GbE is on the cusp of an explosive growth curve. With this comes the need…
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Looking Beyond 100 Gigabit Ethernet
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
At this point in my career I have been fortunate enough to wear many hats, but the biggest hat I wore was when I agreed to lead the IEEE standardization…
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So, Just What Is A Plugfest, Anyway?
by Chauncey Schwartz • Uncategorized
In the course of my work with the Ethernet Alliance, I have the opportunity to speak with many people. More often than not one of the first questions I hear…
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Matt Traverso, Ethernet Alliance Board Member
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
Matt Traverso, Ethernet Alliance Board Member and Hardware Engineering Manager, Cisco Systems After years of serving as an active member in Ethernet Alliance activities and events, Matt made the decision…
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Dan Dove, Ethernet Alliance Board Member
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
An Ethernet Alliance Board of Directors member, Dan is currently serving his second term as the Technical Chair of the Ethernet Alliance’s High-Speed Ethernet (HSE) Subcommittee. He also has served…
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Reflections On Interop 2012
by Chauncey Schwartz • Uncategorized
Well, we certainly had a great chance to discuss Ethernet and the Ethernet Alliance at Interop 2012. By the end of the expo, we had more than 500 people visit…
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Five Minutes With Chauncey Schwartz II
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
The 2012 Chairperson of the Ethernet Alliance’s Marketing Committee, Chauncey Schwartz II, has enjoyed a successful career in sales, marketing, and business management for more than 25 years. Last year…
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A Moment in Time
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
During the course of my career, I have had the fortune to be involved at various points in the development and deployment of a number of technologies.  Each one had…
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Ethernet on the Road
by John D'Ambrosia • Uncategorized
Congratulations to the group of individuals, who were successful at the IEEE 802 March Plenary at getting the IEEE 802.3 Reduced Twisted Pair Gigabit Ethernet PHY Study Group formed.  This…
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OFC/NFOEC – Real Technology, Real Deployment
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
John D’Ambrosia, Ethernet Alliance Chairman, Chief Ethernet Evangelist, CTO Office, Dell On June 13, 2002, IEEE Std 802.3ae-2002TM, otherwise known as the 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) standard, was ratified. Shortly…
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TODD ROTH TEF 2012 Q&A
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
Todd Roth is Vice President of Technology for Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. As part of…
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Here Come the End Users
by Ethernet Alliance • Uncategorized
  The Ethernet Alliance is proud to bring a cadre of end users together at the upcoming End Users Speak! Technology Exploration Forum (TEF).  While past TEFs were mainly deep…
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Ethernet’s Continuing Expansion
by John D'Ambrosia • Technology
Congratulations to the group of individuals, who were successful at the IEEE 802 November Plenary at getting the IEEE 802.3TM EPON Protocol over Coax (EPoC) Study Group formed.  IEEE 802.3…
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It’s Always an Exciting Time for Ethernet
by John D'Ambrosia • Technology
Technologies developed over the past several years are finding their way into the market.  10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) is the next big step in server interconnect technology, as products…
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Five Minutes With Scott G. Kipp
by Ethernet Alliance • Technology
In October 2011, the Ethernet Alliance named Scott G. Kipp, Senior Technologist at Brocade Communications Systems, as its new President, succeeding outgoing President, Jim Theodoras, of ADVA Optical Networking. With…