Press Release on SCSI-3 Fast-20 Project

John Lohmeyer jlohmeye at ncr-mpd.FtCollinsCO.NCR.COM
Fri Oct 14 10:46:52 PDT 1994

Accredited Standards Committee*
X3, Information Technology


Doc No.:	PR/94-052
Reply To:	Lynn Barra
		lbarra at

X3 Announces Approval of a New Project: SCSI-3 Fast-20 Parallel Interface

Washington, D.C. , October 10, 1994 -- Accredited Standards Committee X3, 
Information Technology announces the approval of a new project and 
invites interested parties to participate.  The SCSI-3 Fast-20 Parallel 
Interface Standard is being developed in Technical Committee X3T10-
Lower Level Interface .

The Fast-20 standard is intended to document extensions to X3.253:199x, 
SCSI-3 Parallel Interface (SPI) to permit transfer rates of 20 mega-
transfers per second, while maintaining a high degree of compatibility with 

Functions being considered for incorporation are synchronous data transfer 
rates of 20 mega-transfers per second, specification of physical and 
electrical parameters appropriate to support the Fast-20 data rate and 
other capabilities which fit within the general scope of implementing 20 
mega-transfer per second synchronous data transfers on a broad range of 

An initial call for patents and pertinent issues (copyrights, trademarks) is 
now being issued. Submit all correspondence to:  X3 Secretariat, Attn.:  
Lynn Barra, 1250 Eye Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20005.

The next meeting of X3T10 is scheduled for November 10, 1994 in Palm 
Springs, CA.
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