Channel characteristics challenge backplane interoperability

Technology Feature: 2008-02-01Serial backplanes in telecommunications systems aim for high speed with room for growth. As systems began using 10 Gbps links, however, issues arose that affected backplane communications among cards from different manufacturers. Stuart points out that the industry must define key backplane channel characteristics so that designs based on open standards maintain interoperability as backplane speeds move to 40 Gbps and beyond.

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