The new IEEE Std 802.3bs-2017 standard for 400G and 200G Ethernet continues the rapid development of Ethernet to accommodate the increasing bandwidth demands of cloud data centers. The current 400G specifications cover only fiber optic media, pushing the limits of optical lane speeds and the number of parallel fibers in a link.
Single Pair Ethernet is taking us toward the IoT goal of Industry 4.0 connectivity in the automation world. Using SPE, endpoint data can be delivered from physical devices to data centres in a super fast and reliable way.
The advent of Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) provides businesses with a means to make these important networks part of a cohesive Ethernet-based network, bringing powerful new benefits to the adopters. SPE provides the last link in a chain of communications from the cloud to the network edge, all in a single protocol network. That in itself drives enormous value because now ALL information is available readily, easily transported and stored, unlocking huge data sets to power analytics. The transparency and availability of this information drives better and faster decisions for businesses. leading to higher levels of service for their customers.
White Paper: Understanding 10G to 400G Ethernet Speeds, Transceivers, and Selecting the Correct Fiber Optic Connectivity for Your Data Center
AThe data center industry is witnessing a rapidly increasing need for bandwidth, accelerating the transition to 400G. AFL’s latest White Paper examines Ethernet speeds and transceivers, and provides a guide to choosing the right fiber optic infrastructure.
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VeEX has introduced an improved MTX150 10G multi-service handheld test set. Offering a combination of legacy and modern test interfaces, and covering data rates up to 10 Gbps, the MTX150 covers all traditional interfaces from 64 kbps to 10 Gbps, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SDH/SONET, PDH/DSn, codirectional, and serial datacom test ports.
There are several storage network protocols to choose from, including iSCSI, Fibre Channel and NVMe over Fabric. Review the performance, reliability, complexity and cost of each before deciding which one to use.
The Ethernet Alliance announced it will be hosting a virtual booth at the online BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2020. The global consortium dedicated to the advancement of Ethernet technologies seeks to connect with the BICSI professional association’s information and communications technology (ICT) experts focused on building infrastructure, and engage them in its activities in areas such as operational technology (OT) networks and Power over Ethernet (PoE).
VIAVI Solutions is hosting a live Ethernet Basics session presented by System Engineers, Dave Baker and Peter Desmarais. Attendees will learn Ethernet technology basics including line rates (10M to 400G), types of pluggable optics, link establishment processes, frame structures, key performance indicators, and best practices to test connectivity and service activation. The presentation will include tips and tricks for novices as well as experts.
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.