[802SEC] IEEE P802.3bm draft PAR and 5 Criteria - Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Operation Over Fiber Optic Cables
Dear EC members,
In support of subclause 12.2 'IEEE 802 LMSC Approval' of the LMSC Operations Manual please find below the required information in respect to the IEEE P802.3bm Amendment Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Operation Over Fiber Optic Cables PAR for consideration at the July 2012 plenary.
 Draft PAR and 5C:
Draft PAR <http://www.ieee802.org/3/100GNGOPTX/P802_3bm_PAR_170512.pdf>
Draft 5C <http://www.ieee802.org/3/100GNGOPTX/dove_02a_0512_optx.pdf>
 Explanatory technical background material:
Rapid growth of server, network, and internet traffic is driving the need for higher data rates, higher density, lower cost fiber optic solutions, especially in the data center space. Advances in technology now allow the specification of new 100 Gb/s Physical Layer types with reduced lane count, addressing these needs. IEEE Std 802.3 does not currently define a 100 Gb/s four-lane electrical interface between host ICs and optical modules, nor does it define an extended reach solution for 40 Gb/s on single-mode fiber beyond 10 km.
 Work plan for the development of managed object definitions:
The project will include a protocol independent specification of managed objects with SNMP management capability to be provided in the future by an amendment to IEEE Std 802.3.1 Ethernet MIBs.
 Status of the development of the PAR:
The PAR and 5C were approved by the IEEE 802.3 Next Generation 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Optical Ethernet Study Group during the IEEE 802.3 interim meeting series. Since the submission deadline for the August NesCom meeting occurs on Friday 20th July, the day of the IEEE 802 closing EC meeting, I will submit the PAR that day assuming approval by the EC.
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