Knowledge Base

Title Authors Last Update Category
1000BASE-X Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) and Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) Jon Frain

A brief tutorial describing the 1000BASE-X PCS and PMA sublayers that are defined in Clause 36 of the IEEE 802.3 Standard.

April 13, 2012 Tutorials
1000-T Jitter Test Channel Jon Beckwith

Subclause 40.6.1.1.1 of the IEEE 802.3 Standard defines a test channel to be used in the testing of the jitter on the reference clock of 1000BASE-T devices. The channel consists of two short segments of 120m UTP Category 5 compliant cable, along with one (or two, if necessary) long (the exact length is dependent upon the attenuation of the entire channel) segment of 100m UTP Category 5 compliant cable. The channel is to meet or exceed the insertion loss, crosstalk, and return loss requirements as specified in clause 40.7. The objective of this paper is to outline and describe, in detail, the specifications defined in subclause 40.6.1.1.1 of the IEEE 802.3-2002 standard for the Jitter Test Channel, and observe the results of the testing of a completed test channel. Included are plots, outlining the characteristics of the constructed test channel, along with the limits of each specific test.

September 24, 2014 Tutorials
Clause 40: 1000BASE-T Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) Sublayer

1000BASE-T PMA overview (location in the OSI stack, interface with PCS, interface with Auto-Negotiation, PAM-5 Encoding Scheme, PMA Sublayers Functionality and Functions, and PMA Electrical Specifications).

January 1, 2004 Tutorials
Clause 37: Auto-Negotiation David Estes

An introduction to the Clause 37 Auto-Negotiation Process.

January 1, 2004 Tutorials
1000BASE-T Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) Overview Bob Noseworthy

GE 1000BASE-T, Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) functional basics and overview.

February 29, 2000 Tutorials
1000BASE-T Technology Overview Adam Healey

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November 19, 1998 Tutorials