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400G Ethernet Effort Begins
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2/27/2014   2 comments
Work to define a 400 Gbit/s Ethernet standard formally begins in March, says John D'Ambrosia, outlining some of the key issues ahead.
Pondering the Future of Ethernet
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7/23/2013   3 comments
Ethernet is headed many new directions at once, says the man who heads a 400GE task group and leads a trade group behind the technology.
Time to start work on 400 Gigabit Ethernet
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/11/2013   2 comments
John shares some thoughts about the rapid growth of the Web and social networking as he gears up for the first working meeting on 400G Ethernet.
Expanding Ethernet beyond 'feeds-n-speeds'
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2/6/2013   11 comments
Are Ethernet's high volume days behind it?
400-Gbit Ethernet effort kicks off in March
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12/18/2012   3 comments
I just made a request for an official Call For Interest on 400-Gigabit Ethernet at the IEEE 802 Plenary in March in Orlando, so come on down and make a vacation out of it.
The interoperability model works
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11/13/2012   2 comments
Demonstrated interoperability leads to confidence, which leads to deployment, volume and cost reductions.
Comment: re: Turning the speed dial - 6/29/2012
Turning the speed dial
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6/28/2012   3 comments
With all the standards activity focused on making all sorts of electrical interfaces run faster and use less power, cost less and enable higher density, is it time to turn the speed dial up on the process?
The end users speak
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2/7/2012   Post a comment
End users will sound off at the Ethernet Alliance's next Technology Exploration Forum in Santa Clara, Calif., on Feb. 16.
Decisions, decisions, decisions
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11/18/2011   14 comments
John D'Ambrosia muses about the IEEE 802.3bj 100 Gb/s Backplane and Copper Cable Task Force he chairs.
Talk, talk, talk...
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6/1/2011   2 comments
It is a myth that the IEEE makes decisions regarding standards, and the importance of opportunities for the industry to gather and drive toward consensus cannot be overstated.
Comment: re: The beat goes on… - 5/14/2011
The beat goes on…
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5/6/2011   2 comments
There is quite a bit going on in the Ethernet Watch, including IEEE 802.3 100 Gb/s Backplane and Copper Cable Study Group is pushing forward with the hope of becoming an official task force and much, much more.
You say you want a revolution?
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3/3/2011   1 comment
Quick thoughts on the Ethernet Technology Summit, OFC and other items...
Comment: re: All revved up - 2/15/2011
Comment: re: All revved up - 2/10/2011
Comment: re: All revved up - 2/9/2011
All revved up
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2/5/2011   6 comments
A quick run-down on a number of the activities in play in the Ethernet world.
Timing is everything…
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12/1/2010   Post a comment
A couple of months ago, I blogged about a new 100GbE backplane project on the horizon that might also be leveraged for a narrower cable solution than the current 100GBASE-CR10 option that requires 10 differential pairs in each direction. At the November IEEE Plenary in Dallas, the first steps were taken as a study group was formed to start examining this problem.
Comment: re: The right picture - 11/5/2010
The right picture
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10/29/2010   3 comments
Everyone wants 100 Gigabit Ethernet, but what will we use it for?
Comment: re: The drama continues... - 9/22/2010
The drama continues...
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9/14/2010   4 comments
It appears that the 100 Gigabit Ethernet family will continue to be a source of technological drama for the industry, with at least two efforts on the IEEE 802.3 horizon likely to provoke industry debate.
Cut down a tree with a herring?
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7/30/2010   4 comments
The Ethernet community needs to expand its perspective and look at other application spaces.


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