Reach Objective for Next Generation Higher Speed Ethernet

The international Standards body that specifies the requirements for today’s optical data communications for Data Center and Enterprise applications is the International Electronic & Electrical Engineers, i.e., the IEEE.  The specified protocol for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communications is “Ethernet.”  The name Ethernet comes from the ancient Greek word, Ether, meaning the air that fills the…

Safety in the Workplace

Recently we had the opportunity to guest write on Thorne and Derrick’s blog.  Below is what we published on the topic of Safety in the Workplace! You may ask yourself why you need a safety services program in your organization? It’s expensive, I need additional staff, and we haven’t had an incident yet…YET is the…

Reaching for 40GBASE-T

When developing a new networking standard, several attributes need to be balanced to optimize its implementation.  To optimize the implementation of 40GBASE-T, the task force developing the standard (IEEE P802.3bq) appears to have settled on a reach of 30 meters.  This is a tradeoff between power dissipation of the silicon physical layer (PHY) IC driving…