Special item for SAS PHY teleconference this Thursday

Alvin.Cox at seagate.com Alvin.Cox at seagate.com
Tue Oct 17 06:53:53 PDT 2006

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Question came up regarding the OOB requirement for OOB for all future 
speeds. This topic will be discussed as the first item on the next call.
Reasons for 1.5Gbps OOB:
OOB detection typically done with separate circuitry.
OOB circuitry benefits from 1.5Gbps limit.
1.5Gbps is easier to send through the channel and has less loss than 
higher frequencies. Also does not require equalization for recovery.
SATA requires 1.5Gbps OOB, so the capability at 1.5Gbps is necessary for 
compatibility of PHY's that attach to SATA.
I realize this is only one side of the argument, but these are some of the 
reasons why the statement is there. The discussion should cover both sides 
of the situation.
Next conference call October 19, 2006 
1.	OOB signals to be 1,5 Gbps for all future implementations?
2.	http://www.t10.org/ftp/t10/document.06/06-324r5.pdf
3.	New items
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Webex information: 
Topic: SAS-2 PHY WG 
Date: Thursday, Oct 19, 2006 
Time: 10:00 am, Central Daylight Time (GMT -05:00, Chicago) 
Meeting number: 826 515 680 
Meeting password: 6gbpsSAS
Minutes from last week posted at. No real details except as above.
Alvin Cox
Seagate Technology, LLC
Tel 405-350-7424
Cell 405-206-4809

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