This year is shaping up to be an active one for Ethernet as the industry builds on innovations that occurred in 2014. The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, stands ready to support the industry with expanded interoperability testing and support for 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (40G/100G), according to Jeff Lapak, senior manager, Ethernet Technologies, at UNH-IOL. The lab sees considerable interest in 40G technology and is beginning to test 100G products.
Specifically, Lapak said in a recent phone interview, the lab is focusing on four areas: 40G/100G Ethernet including 25-Gb/s serial lanes, Power over Ethernet (PoE), Backplane Ethernet, and Automotive Ethernet. The activity is taking place within several of the UNH-IOL’s consortia and collaborative testing programs.