Minutes of SAS PHY WG conference call, October 21, 2002

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Mon Oct 21 14:09:48 PDT 2002

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Minutes of SAS PHY WG conference call, October 21, 2002      02-423r0


Richard McMillan         Adaptec
Ken Paist           Agere
Barry Olawsky       HP
Rob Elliott              HP
Kevin Sherman       IBM
George Penokie      IBM
Andrew Cable        Intel
Russ Brown               Maxtor
Alvin Cox           Seagate
Al Kramer           Seagate
Bill Gintz               Seus

11 people in attendance.


1.  Test loads (Cox)

Reviewed update that clarified the usage of test loads for transmitter
testing. Alvin to check with Mike Jenkins concerning the use of the
zero-length load for verification of transmitter rise/fall time
requirements. Will change "Driver characteristics" heading to "Transmitter
characteristics". Delete references to Y1 and Y2. Updated version to be
posted 10/21. Vote on this item 10/28.

2.  Common mode specification (Brown)

No updates since last conference call. Kevin Sherman will check with Clay
Cranford to check on availability of other specification details to
leverage work already done within another group. Russ to post a new
revision by 10/24 for review on next call.

3.  FM specification (Johnson)

Unanimous decision to not include this item as normative in the initial SAS

4.  CJTPAT definition and annex

Jitter test pattern definition posted by Alvin Cox 10/14. Will vote on this
item during next week's call.


5.  Eye mask figure review (Kramer)

Allen Kramer and Alvin Cox to post a proposal on 10/24. Discussed possible
inclusion of a relative eye mask for receiver.

6.  READY LED characteristic (Cox)

Alvin to review power states and the existing specification for possible
definition to include more devices than just those with rotating media.


7.  New business

All: Review revision 2b document PHY section. Post comments on T10.

8. Meeting schedule:

SAS PHY Teleconference Monday, October 28, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

All Participants should use the following information to reach the
conference call:
Toll Free Dial in Number:  (866) 279-4742
International Access/Caller Paid Dial In Number:  (309) 229-0118


Webex information:

Meeting Summary

Date: Monday, October 28, 2002
Time: 1:45 pm, Central Standard Time (GMT -06:00, Chicago)
Meeting number: 755159197
Any meeting attendee can use this number to join the meeting, at
Meeting password: commonmode

Face-to-face at next T10 meeting.

9.  Adjournment

The meeting was ended at 3:15 pm, October 21, 2002

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