Sunday, January 10, 2010

The OIF to Host Public Workshop on 25-Gig Electrical Interfaces

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is hosting a workshop on Common Electrical Interface (CEI) for 25- and 28-Gig on Monday, February 1, 2010 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Cypress Hotel in Cupertino, California. This workshop is open to the public and OIF members. An agenda is posted online.

"The OIF is hosting this workshop to draw in other communities to participate in broadening the application space for the CEI Implementation Agreement," said David Stauffer of IBM Corp. and the OIF's Physical and Link Layer Working Group Chair. "We are looking for input both to provide a robust CEI specification to the industry, and to develop additional projects for future specifications that are needed by the industry."