TIA Adopts Next Generation Cabling Baseline Objectives

The TIA TR-42.7 Copper Cabling Subcommittee confirmed industry interest in a greater than 10 Gb/s copper-based Ethernet application when the following new cabling project was initiated in February, 2011:

Project Title: Specifications for 100Ω Next Generation Cabling

Scope: Develop a new category of cabling to support future applications beyond 10GBASE-T.

Justification: A new category of cabling to support increased capacity for future applications.

Next Generation Cabling performance parameters, which are anticipated to be published in addendum 1 to ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 in 2014, are being concurrently investigated by four task groups focused on the subjects of Application Space, Capacity, Cables, and Connectors. Siemon is committed to supporting both this project and next generation Ethernet applications. In fact, Brian Celella of Siemon is Chairing the Next Generation Connector task group and Valerie Maguire, also of Siemon and the author of this blog, is the Document Editor.

The scope of this exciting new project is converging and the TIA TR-42.7 Copper Cabling Subcommittee adopted the following baseline objectives for Next Generation Cabling in October, 2011:

While there is no formal IEEE 802.3 project Call-For-Interest at this time, all early indicators show that there is great industry commitment to and investment in the future of copper-based Ethernet. Siemon expects this application to continue to evolve with ever increasing data carrying capability well into the foreseeable future.

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Valerie Maguire

About Valerie Maguire

Valerie Maguire, BSEE holds the position of Director of Standards & Technology at Siemon. Her expertise is focused on balanced twisted-pair and optical fiber telecommunications cabling and transmission theory. She is the TIA TR-42 appointed liaison to IEEE 802.3, Treasurer of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group, Secretary of the IEEE 802.3 Maintenance Task Force, editor for multiple IEEE 802.3 Ethernet projects, and has held leadership positions in the TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee and TIA-TR-42.7 Copper Cabling Subcommittee for eight two-year terms. In addition, Valerie has authored over 50 technical articles and engineering papers, holds one U.S. Patent, received the 2008 Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in Telecommunications, and was named one of CI&M’s Top 20 Positive Contributors to the Cabling and Networking Industry.
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2 Responses to TIA Adopts Next Generation Cabling Baseline Objectives

  1. William says:

    I am surprised that a standards group would reference RJ-45 rather than IEC 60603-7 or 8P8C. Even most telco users should not be using RJ-45; they should be using ISO-8877 with RJ-61 connections for proper signal pairing.

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