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February 14, 2013

IEEE Initiates IEEE 802.3 'Standard for Ethernet' Study Group

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An IEEE (News - Alert) 802.3 “Standard for Ethernet” study group has been initiated by IEEE with an aim to investigate the needs for network latency and instantaneous control in industries like industrial automation and automotive. Further prospects for extending the general Ethernet market and their related technology needs will also be examined by the latest IEEE 802.3 Distinguished Minimum Latency Traffic, in a Converged Traffic Environment Study Group.


Ludwig Winkel, a Fieldbus Standards Manager at Siemens (News - Alert) Industry Automation Division, will be chairing the latest IEEE 802.3 study group.

In a statement, Winkel said, “Companies are eager to efficiently converge all network services—scheduled, streaming and priority-based, and best-effort traffic—onto the same LAN (local area network). But for this to occur, particularly in certain market segments such as industrial automation and automotive, lower end-to-end latency and real-time control are required in support of scheduled traffic in time-sensitive LANs.”

The latest IEEE 802.3 study group aims to examine the possibility of concurrent assistance for undisturbed distinguished instantaneous control traffic and best-effort traffic on a solitary Ethernet network, like audio and video data on a converged network.

This possibility, which capitalizes on bandwidth utilization, maintains the network's instantaneous capabilities in assisting operations in automotive control, industrial automation and other applications.

The study group will be meeting at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla., from March 17-22, 2013. Interested individuals are requested to attend this IEEE 802 plenary session and put forward their ideas.

Further details regarding the meeting are available here.

David Law, a Distinguished Engineer with HP Networking and Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group, said, “An IEEE 802.3 study group is formed when there is interest in developing a request to initiate an IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standards-development project. Once there is evidence of enough interest in a particular technology area, an IEEE 802.3 study group provides a forum for global experts to come together in collaboration and develop a proposal for an IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standards-development project. I look forward to the work of the new study group exploring distinguished minimum latency traffic in a converged traffic environment and its insights into expanding the IEEE 802.3 market.”




Edited by Braden Becker
 

 
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