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Re: IEEE 40GE & 100GE

  • From: Robert E. Seastrom
  • Date: Wed Dec 12 08:07:57 2007

"Justin M. Streiner" <[email protected]> writes:

> I haven't read the draft spec yet to see what's being proposed for a
> link budget at 3/4/10km, but that's just as important as the physical
> distance.

That's a really good point, and one which I didn't originally consider
pre-coffee.  :-)

Link budget information on page 4, here:
Relative cost estimates on page 5.

Suppositions for ingredients to link budget are here:
(page 3)

I'm kind of looking longingly at that extra 3dB, given the slight
marginal extra cost and my knowledge of the trained chimp quality
mechanical splices that are rife in certain <cough> data centers.