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Project Title:Fibre Channel Physical Interfaces 5
Processing Stage:PublicationStage which project has reached
Acronyms:FC-PI-5If 2 acronyms, 2nd is used for Project Status Summary
Group:T11.2TC or TG in which development was done
Type:INCITS ProjectINCITS (ANSI), LIaison, Internal etc.
Project:2118-DINCITS Project Number
ISO Project:1.25.13.ISO Project Number
Project Proposal:here Click link to access project proposal approved by T11
Description: The FC-PI-5 standard will define the requirements for new physical layer variants that operate at higher data rates than those specified in FC-PI-4. It is desirable that some of those new variants operate at distances the same as or greater than those of the corresponding variants specified in FC-PI-4. The FC-PI-5 standard will consider all aspects of transmit, receive and cableplant performance requirements for optical and electrical links. The standard will enable interoperability of transmitter devices, receiver devices, interconnects, and components among different manufacturers. It is desirable that new variants in this standard be specified such that they can be implemented with components that also support the legacy variants defined in the, FC-PI-4 standard. Additional sub-projects may be proposed within the scope of this project. Each will include appropriate signal specifications as well as information about the methodologies required to measure those signals. The proposed standard will include physical layer variants from previous standards to optimize consistency of specification methodology for all variants. It will include new variants to support a 1600 MB/s data rate. It will include those variants specified in FC-PI-4 that are appropriate for new designs. It will include clarifications and improved testing procedures for FC-PI-4 variants as required by the expanding body of experience in implementation and testing. FC-PI-5 is not intended to serve as a complete replacement for FC-PI-4. This proposed standard is not intended to address areas above the physical level.
Status: pub Current Project Status
Action: ISO Next action related to SD-2 Milestones
Target Date: 2016
T11 History: Project proposal prepared in April 2008. Forwarded by cover letter T11/08-257v0. T11.2 letter ballot Oct 2009 T11 letter ballot March 2010 2nd T11 LB June 2010
ISO Status: International Status
Editor: Hossein Hashemi, [hossein.hashemi@emulex.com
Ad Hoc Chair:Dean Wallace, dean.wallace@qlogic.com
Publications:INCITS 479-2011Reference to use in ordering standard or draft standard
Sources:Approved standards are available from ANSI & Global Engineering
Latest Draft:A maintenance draft based on revision 6.1, T11/11-011v0, dated 01/12/2011, is available in PDF (877 kilobytes) format (877 kilobytes). This document is for use by T11 member organizations only (access requires a password), and is based upon the final committee draft. People who work for a T11 member organization, but who do not participate in T11, can register for access to the T11 web site to gain access to these documents. Others should use the publication number above to purchase the official standard or technical report. For the full revision history click here.

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Steven Wilson
Change information
Change History:
12/07/2011 09:53 AM - Published Standard (Steven Wilson)
09/06/2011 05:51 PM - Updated Action (Steven Wilson)
06/10/2010 03:33 PM - 2nd letter ballot (Tom Palkert)
03/31/2010 08:29 PM - Updated status from dev (2) to approval (3) (Tom Palkert)
08/04/2009 01:58 PM - Updated (Claudio DeSanti)
06/05/2008 05:59 PM - Changed completion date from June 2009 to Dec2009 (Tom Palkert)
06/04/2008 04:58 PM - New Record (Robert Snively)