Ethernet Alliance plans Higher Speed Ethernet Plugfest

The Ethernet Alliance has revealed plans for the Higher Speed Networking Plugfest this month at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in Durham, NH. The plugfest will offer technology vendors to demonstrate interoperability at transmission rates from 25 to 400 Gbps.

The Ethernet Alliance has revealed plans for the Higher Speed Networking Plugfest this month at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in Durham, NH. The plugfest will offer technology vendors to demonstrate interoperability at transmission rates from 25 to 400 Gbps.

In particular, the event will focus on interfaces designed to meet IEEE 802.3bs 400 Gigabit Ethernet and single-mode fiber 200 Gigabit Ethernet standards as well as the specifications within IEEE P802.3cd. Work on the latter isn’t fully completed, but it’s expected companies will have offerings ready or nearly ready based on the nearly finished specifications. The Ethernet alliance expects the plugfest will see Ethernet physical layer transceivers (PHYs), network interface controllers (NICs), switches, test and measurement instruments; and various media working at speeds of 25, 50, 100, 200, and 400 Gbps.

The event will run the week of August 13. The Higher Speed Networking Plugfest will enable technology developers to test their products before they are released to market, says the Ethernet Alliance.

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