Enhancements to Single Pair Ethernet call for interest

The following request for agenda time for a Enhancements to Single Pair Ethernet call for interest has been received from George Zimmerman. It will be discussed during the IEEE 802.3 March 2021 Plenary session.

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With the conclusion of IEEE Std 802.3cg-2019, the Ethernet Standard has renewed interest in Ethernet at lower speeds. Renewed interest has broadened the application areas. This has already spawned a project for enhancements to the 10 Mbps shared-media (aka multidrop) operation on mixing segments in IEEE P802.3da; however, the point-to-point PHYs are outside the written scope of the IEEE P802.3da PAR. This call for interest is to consider enhancements related to the use of the point-to-point operation in single pair ethernet, including for example, use of 10BASE-T1L with MACMERGE. The proposed study group would explore any needed enhancements to use the new PHYs in Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) and industrial networking environments.

The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on Monday 8th March. A call for interest consensus building meeting will be scheduled to occur during the plenary session. The vote to determine if a Study Group will be formed will take place at the IEEE 802.3 Closing Plenary on Thursday 18th March.

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