Knowledge Base

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1000-T Jitter Test Channel Jon Beckwith

Subclause 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 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
EFM OAM Tutorial Kevin Daines

Tutorial generated by the IEEE EFM task force.

March 1, 2004 Tutorials
MPLS World Congress 2004 MFA and EANTC

This interoperability evaluation focused on the transport of differentiated services on a multi-vendor MPLS backbone supporting MPLS traffic engineering. The MPLS World Congress 2004 demonstrated differentiated services over MPLS and MPLS traffic engineering. Multi-vendor MPLS/BGP VPN\'s and Layer 2 Ethernet VPN\'s (Martini and VPLS) were configured to prove that services were traffic engineering-enabled and could process differentiated services.

February 23, 2004 White Papers
OSRM January 2004 Chris Volpe, Ichiro Inoue, Kaori Shimizu, Yumiko Kawashima, and Tom Dimicelli

The first OSRM event, held at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), provided an aggressive carrier-class environment for GMPLS testing including several GMPLS interworking scenarios that had not been achieved in previous multi-vendor test settings. The testing, conducted by the UNH-IOL OSRM test group, involved a variety of test cases that focused on stability testing, control channel fault handling and data channel failure recovery.

January 26, 2004 White Papers
Clause 28 & 40 Auto-Negotiation: An Introduction to the Auto-Negotiation process Jeff Lapak

A brief introduction to auto-negotiation created by the UNH-IOL.

January 1, 2004 Tutorials
Clause 24: 100BASE-X Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS)

An overview of the 100BASE-TX PCS created by the UNH-IOL.

January 1, 2004 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
Moonv6 PhaseI Whitepaper UNH-IOL

Phase I of Moonv6 demonstrated that current IPv6 networking technology is stable, resilient and ready for integration with today\'s Internet. The event was attended by more than thirty different organizations and confirmed several stable and interoperable implementations of IPv6, and proved that IPv6 is ready to be deployed on a global scale. Specific aspects of IPv6 included common network applications, base specifications, transition mechanisms, routing protocols, security and mobility.

November 3, 2003 White Papers
US Frequency Allocation Chart US Dept. of Commerce

The United States Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) spectrum chart, dated October 2003, depicts the radio frequency spectrum allocations to radio services operated within the United States.

October 1, 2003 External Links