The Journey to 1.6 Terabit Ethernet

June 18, 2024
Embark on a journey into the future of connectivity as the leaders of the IEEE P802.3dj Task Force unveil the groundbreaking strides towards 1.6 Terabit Ethernet, revolutionizing the landscape of networking.

June 18, 2024
3:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM GMT  
Sponsor: Huawei Technologies 
Duration: 2 hours
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The next evolution of Ethernet is underway, as the development of 1.6 Terabit Ethernet is underway. Join us as the leaders of the IEEE P802.3dj Task Force provides the latest update on the efforts to define the electrical and optical technologies that will enable Ethernet’s latest evolution to 1.6 TbE. 

In this webinar we’ll address:

  • An overview of the IEEE P802.3dj project and its development of solutions targeting 200 GbE, 400 GbE, 800 GbE, and 1.6 TbE.
  • The flexibility of the IEEE P802.3dj architecture and the multiple forward error correction (FEC) schemes employed to that enable the different physical layers being developed.
  • The development of the chip-to-chip (C2C) and chip-to-module (C2M) electrical interfaces that will be the basic building blocks of future Ethernet systems targeting 200 GbE, 400 GbE, 800 GbE, and 1.6 TbE.
  • The development of the optical solutions targeting 500m to 40km of single-mode fiber (SMF).
  • The development of solutions targeting copper backplane and twin-axial cable solutions


John D’Ambrosia 
Distinguished Engineer 

Futurewei Technologies, U.S. Subsidiary of Huawei 

John D’Ambrosia is a Distinguished Engineer with the Datacom Standards Research team at Futurewei Technologies, a U.S. subsidiary of Huawei.  John has over 25 years of supporting standards development.   John is currently the chair of the IEEE P802.3dj 200 Gb/s, 400 Gb/s , 800 Gb/s and 1.6 Tb/s Task Force.  Previously, John chaired the IEEE 802.3 Task Forces that developed 40 GbE and 100 GbE, 200 & 400 GbE, and 800 GbE.  Additionally, he chaired other IEEE 802.3 task forces, as well as the IEEE 802.3 New Ethernet Applications Ad hoc.  

John is also a member of the IEEE 802 LAN / MAN Standards Committee and is an IEEE Senior Member.  In addition to his multiple roles in IEEE 802, John is one of the founders of the Ethernet Alliance,  served as Chairman from 2011 to 2019, and is currently an advisor to the Board.  John served as an advisor to the European Photonics Industry Consortium from 2019 to 2022.  His previous work experience includes Dell, Force10 Networks, and Tyco Electronics. 

Matt Brown 
Principal System Engineer 
Alphawave Semi  

Matt Brown is a member of the system engineering team at Alphawave Semi high-speed interface group located in Ottawa, Canada. His career spans 37 years of hardware design and system engineering in communication systems and high-speed integrated circuits. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Electrical Engineering communications stream with a specialty in microwave electronics. 

He has been an active participant in standards development for IEEE, OIF, and other standards groups for 19 years. He has led multiple IEEE 802.3 Ethernet projects for 25 Gb/s to 1.6 Tb/s Ethernet as Chief Editor and he is currently Chief Editor for the IEEE 802.3dj (200 Gb/s , 400 Gb/s, 800 Gb/s, and 1.6 Tb/s Ethernet) project.

Gary Nicholl 
Distinguished Engineer 

Gary is a Distinguish Engineer in Cisco’s Optics and Optical Systems Group, where he is responsible for optical interconnect technology and strategy.  
Gary also represents Cisco at various industry standards organizations and was an active contributor in the development of 25G, 40G, 100G, 400G and 800G standards at the IEEE, OIF and ITU. He was a clause editor for the IEEE 802.3cd project (50 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s, and 200 Gb/s Ethernet), chief editor for the IEEE 802.3cu project (100 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s over SMF at 100 Gb/s per Wavelength) and is currently serving as lead logic editor for both the IEEE 802.3df and 802.3dj projects (800Gb/s and 1.6 Tb/s Ethernet). He also recently took on the role of Architecture and Logic Track Chair for the IEEE 802.3dj project. 
Gary was also a member of the core team responsible for developing the common management interface specification (CMIS), which is widely used throughout the industry for next generation pluggable optical modules, and he was recently appointed PLL Working Group - Management Co-Vice Chair at the OIF to continue his leadership role in evolving the CMIS specification.  
Gary currently serves as a Board member and Treasurer/Secretary for OIF. 
Gary holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester (UK).

Kent Lusted 
Principal Engineer


Kent Lusted is a Ethernet PHY Standards Advisor within Intel’s Network Edge Group. He won an Intel Achievement Award in 2002 for delivering the world’s first Gigabit Ethernet controllers. Since 2012, he has been an active contributor and member of the IEEE 802.3 leadership team. Kent currently is the Electrical track Chair of the P802.3dj 200 Gb/s, 400 Gb/s, 800 Gb/s, and 1.6 Tb/s Ethernet Task Force.
Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family, playing in the snow, and exploring rural America.

Mark Nowell 
Cisco Fellow 

Mark Nowell is a Cisco Fellow in Cisco’s Optics and Optical Systems Group. His focus is on next generation interconnect technology innovation to meet Cisco's needs. Mark is also active within the industry standards and forums and has chaired multiple IEEE 802.3 Ethernet projects, most recently acting as Vice-chair for P802.3dj (800 GbE &1 .6 TbE). He represents Cisco on various industry alliances and Consortium.  Mark also chairs or co-chairs a number of industry MSA (Multi-source Agreement) groups focusing on next generation optical module form factors (QSFP-DD, OSFP) and optical interface signaling technology (LPO MSA, 100G Lambda MSA).

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