With the increase in Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), and the industry looking at autonomous vehicles on the horizon, the intelligent car needs growing bitrates to flow through its nervous system. The protocol of choice to implement the communication infrastructure in the car is Ethernet, and the 802.3 Working Group of the IEEE standardization organization is already paving the way to have multi-gigabit per second optical Ethernet in vehicles. A dedicated Study Group is already working on the future IEEE 802.3cz standard.
Webinar: “Interoperability and the Ethernet Ecosystem”
Interoperability and the Ethernet Ecosystem webinar panelists will discuss the multivendor integration showcasing a live 400 GbE switch fabric, an implementation of Flex Ethernet (FlexE), 100Gb/s per lane over a direct attach cable (DAC) and analysis of PAM4 signaling, and a broad array of the latest Ethernet products and solutions.
Snack-Sized No-Slides Webinar: Industrial Cabling
Cabling is the cause of more than half of Industrial Ethernet failures, but with the right tools you can troubleshoot or even prevent them. Join us for a 15-minute discussion of testing IE cabling followed up by a short question and answer session. Learn more about Industrial Ethernet by visiting our resource page.
Securing smart infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic
Securing smart homes and smart buildings from cybersecurity risks becomes more relevant than ever in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. ENISA presents some fundamental measures for securing smart devices.
Ethernet Alliance ‘PoE Survey’ infographic reveals deployment insights
The Ethernet Alliance’s recent Power over Ethernet (PoE) product certification survey reveals some 78 percent of respondents experienced difficulties with PoE deployments — but that 72 percent expect noticeable improvement with products certified through the Ethernet Alliance’s PoE Certification Program. Further findings from the survey are available in a newly released infographic, available at: https://bit.ly/EA-PoEInfographic2020.
Internet of Things (IoT) Platform for Structure Health Monitoring
Increase in the demand for reliable structural health information led to the development of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). With the maturity of the IoT, one of the recent challenges in the structural engineering community is development of the IoT SHM systems that can provide a promising solution for rapid, accurate, and low-cost SHM systems.
Future for multimode fiber and the opportunities it presents to the data center market
Multimode Fiber is still the front runner in modern Enterprise Data Centers as it provides a low-cost way to transport high data rates over relatively shorter or smaller distances. MMF has evolved from being optimized for multi-megabit-per-second transmission using LED light sources to being optimized for supporting multi gigabit transmission using 850m VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser), which tend to be more affordable than their single mode counterparts.
The Emergence of 400G Pluggable Coherent Optics – Your Questions Answered
Pluggable coherent optics are now being developed for 400G applications with two distinct streams emerging. One is high performance CFP2 based for 1000+km reach and multi-service applications and the other is QSFP-DD ZR (and perhaps OSFP) for DCI and metro Ethernet applications. Both streams present new challenges for test and measurement, not just to meet the demanding technical specifications but also to ensure pain-free integration and deployment in an open ecosystem.
Data Center Webinar Series: Port Breakout
This webinar will provide an overview of port breakout, defined as taking a parallel port and breaking it down to a lower speed port in the cabling (40G- 10G, etc.), and its implications on structured cabling. We will also cover a new trend of certain customers wanting to break out transceiver ports at the transceiver interface and not in the structured cabling. This trend is leading the industry to evaluate new smaller form factor connectors. We will introduce the proposed new connector designs and discuss the applications where they will potentially be used.
Ethernet: a key enabler in today’s hyper-connected world
One of the most important elements to the success of the internet, even from its earliest days nearly 40 years ago, is Ethernet. Bob Metcalfe, known as the Father of Ethernet, came together with peers to invent and develop the Ethernet local-area network (LAN) technology and its system of packet protocols. Ethernet provides all the necessary specifications to ensure that everything interoperates with each other and it, therefore, ‘disappears’ from the radar of nearly everyone as a concern.