NCITS Announces the Public Review Comment Period for NCITS 323:199x, Information Technology - High-Performance Parallel Interface - 6400 Mbit/s Physical Layer (HIPPi-6400 PH)
NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards)
Doc. No.: PR/98-011
Reply to: Deborah J. Donovan at email@example.com
Information Technology - High-Performance Parallel Interface - 6400 Mbit/s Physical Layer (HIPPI-6400-PH)
Washington D.C., March 1998 - NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards) is announcing the public comment period for NCITS 323:199x. Development of this draft standard is being done in Technical Committee T11, I/O Interface - Device Level.
The public review extends from April 10, 1998 to June 9, 1998.
This American National Standard specifies a physical-level, point-to- point, full-duplex, link interface for reliable, flow-controlled, transmission of user data at 6400 Mbit/s, per direction, across distances of up to 1 km. A parallel copper cable interface for distances of up to 40 m is specified. Connections to a separate longer-distance optical interface are provided. Small fixed-size micropackets provide an efficient, low-latency, structure for small transfers, and a component for large transfers.
Specifications are included for:
- automatic retransmission to correct flawed data;
- the format of a small data transfer unit called a micropacket;
- a Message structure that includes routing information for network applications;
- end-to-end, as well as link-to-link, checksums;
- the timing requirements of the parallel signals;
- a parallel interface using copper coaxial cable;
- connections to a separate local optical interface;
- a link-level protocol tuned for a maximum distance of 1 km.
Submit all comments to: NCITS Secretariat, Attn.: Deborah J. Donovan, 1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a copy to: ANSI, Attn.: BSR Center, 11 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 (email@example.com).
A call for possible patents and pertinent issues (copyrights, trademarks) is also being issued. Please submit information on these issues to the NCITS Secretariat at 1250 Eye Street NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20005. Email: NCITS @itic.nw.dc.us
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