Stories by Bruce Tolley and George Zimmerman

  • 10GBase-T taps twisted-pair wiring

    The IEEE in June approved the publication of the 802.3an-2006 standard, otherwise known as 10GBase-T. This document describes a physical layer (PHY) transmission device for 10Gbps Ethernet over twisted-pair copper. While running 10G Ethernet over this type of wiring was once thought to be impossible, standards makers relied on four technical building blocks to make 10GBase-T a reality: cancellation, analog-to-digital conversion, cabling enhancements and coding improvements.