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[802.3_NGBASET] 40GBASE-T cabling channel webex

Wayne Larsen and I agreed to champion the cabling channel MDI-to-MDI efforts using the strawman process slides as a starting point  (
To coordinate efforts and to begin building consensus like to schedule weekly conference calls starting June 7 - 8 AM PST (webex to follow). 
Proposed agenda:
Discussion; Modeling and supporting measurements of "possible channel configurations" in
>>Modeling methodology - volunteers
>>Measurements - volunteers
802.3bq cabling champions
Chris DiMinico MC Communications/Panduit
Wayne Larson - Commscope
Possible Channel Configurations
•“X-Axis” – Cable classes
–A: ISO Class 1, up to 30m (x-y-z)
–B: ISO Class 2, up to 30m (x-y-z)
–C: TIA Category 8, up to 30m (x-y-z)
•Can this be merged with A?
•“Y-Axis” – Topologies/lengths
–D: Short channels
•150mm-3m-150mm (“really short”) – Worst case reflection #1
•0.5m-3m-0.5m (“pretty short”) - Worst case reflection #2
•3m - Endpoint to TOR
•5m TOR-adjacent
–E: Other target channels
•1m-10m-1m (ISO short reference channel)
•30m single patch cord (assuming there is one that meets IL…)
•30m asymmetric #1 (1m-26m-3m) – Data center configuration #1
•30m asymmetric #3 (1m-24m-5m) – Data center configuration #2
In a message dated 5/28/2013 4:21:40 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,

Esteemed Colleagues,

Materials from the May 17th channel modeling ad hoc are posted at:


As discussed during that meeting, the next ad hoc meeting will be Wednesday, June 5th 2013 at 8:00AM PDT. 

Stay tuned for meeting information from Pete & Brad.


Thank you for your participation and contributions toward making 802.3bq the most fun project in 802.3!


David Chalupsky

Chair, 802.3bq 40GBASE-T Task Force,