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Ethernet Resouces

This page lists resources pertaining to 1 Gigabit Ethernet.

There are two Gigabit Ethernet standards which describe Ethernet systems that operate at 1000 Mbps:

1. The 802.3z standard describes the specifications for the 1000BASE-X fiber optic Gigabit Ethernet system.

2. The 802.3ab standard describes the specifications for the 1000BASE-T twisted-pair Gigabit Ethernet system.

The 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance
Now that 1 Gigabit Ethernet technology has been standardized and in the market for several years, the 1 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance Web site has been retired. In its place is the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance Web site, which also provides access to whitepapers on the 1 Gigabit Ethernet system.

One Gigabit Ethernet tutorial information collected by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab.

Wikipedia: Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.3z Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet Information
Working documents of the IEEE 802.3z fiber optic Gigabit Ethernet standard.

IEEE 802.3ab Twisted-Pair Gigabit Ethernet Information
Working documents of the IEEE 802.3ab twisted-pair Gigabit Ethernet standard.

Fibre Channel:

The fiber optic and short copper jumper media specifications in the 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet standard are based on a variation of the existing Fibre Channel physical media standard. Fibre Channel is a standard defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in the ANSI X3T11 specification.

Fibre Channel Industry Association
A comprehensive source for Fibre Channel information.


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