SFF-8449, SFF-8636 Conference Call Minutes, October 8, 2009
Barry.Olawsky at hp.com
Sat Oct 17 11:18:43 PDT 2009
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Minutes of SFF-8636, SFF-8449 conference call October 8, 2009
Mr. Greg McSorley Amphenol
Mr. Jim McGrath Cinch
Mr. Mickey Felton EMC
Mr. Elwood Parsons Foxconn Electronics
Mr. Barry Olawsky Hewlett Packard Co.
Mr. Harvey Newman LSI Corp
Mr. Brad Besmer LSI Corp.
Mr. Galen Fromm Molex Inc.
Mr. Michael Rost Molex Inc.
Mr. Chris Fore NetApp
Mr. Dan Smith Seagate Technology
Mr. Benoit Mercier STMicroelectonics
Mr. Scott Shuey TycoElectronics
Mr. Toney Chew Volex, Inc.
Mr. Atul Sharma Volex, Inc.
Mr. Michael Koffman Western Digital Technology
16 in attendance
Discuss proposed content for SFF-8636 (Common Management Interface) and
SFF-8449 (Mini Multilane Series Management Interface). SFF-8436 (QSFP+ Copper
and Optical Transceiver) is to be used as a basis for SFF-8636.
Barry Olawsky (HP) shared a block diagram of the fixed/free side interface.
Comments from the previous conference call suggesting that the diagram
clearly indicate which portions of the fixed/free side interface are within
the scope of SFF-8636 were incorporated.
Barry proposed limiting the scope of SFF-8636 to the 2-wire management
interface protocol and memory map while excluding physical layer details of
the high-speed serial, management and power supply interfaces. Chris Fore
(NetApp) recommended inclusion of the timing diagrams. Barry agreed that
doing so was necessary. Chris also recommended the inclusion of text in 8636
to make the reader aware that physical layer details are included in
documents referencing 8636 (for example, SFF-8449). This would also explain
how SFF-8636 should be utilized.
The meeting adjourned at ~10:45AM CDT
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