Physical and Link Layer Working Group/Physical Layer User Group Working Group

Networking & Operations Working Group/ Network Operator Working Group

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Physical and Link Layer Working Group/Physical Layer User Group Working Group

  • Common Electrical I/O-224G-XSR Common Electrical on-Package Interface Project (CEI-224G-XSR)
    This project proposes a CEI-224G-XSR project which will develop IA specifications for die-to- die (D2D) and die-to-OE (D2OE) electrical I/O interfaces which can be used to support Nx224G I/O links with significantly reduced power, complexity, and enhanced throughput density. The reach objective shall be at least 50 mm over organic package substrate or other advanced materials. For more information contact Dave Stauffer, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Chair.
  • Common Electrical I/O-224G-VSR-Common Electrical Chip-to-Module Interface Project (CEI-224G-VSR)
    This project proposes a CEI-224G-VSR project which will develop IA specifications for chip-to- module (c2m) interface which can be used to support applications of Nx224G with optimized power, complexity, and enhanced density. The reach objective shall be at least 200 mm host channel, 20 mm module channel and up to one connector over advanced materials. For more information contact Dave Stauffer, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Chair.
  • Common Electrical I/O-224G-MR Common Electrical Chip-to-Chip Interface Project (CEI-224G-MR)
    This project proposes a CEI-224G-MR project which will develop IA specifications for chip- to-chip (c2c) interface which can be used to support applications of Nx224G with reduced power, complexity, and enhanced density. The reach objective shall be at least 500 mm with up to one connector over advanced materials. For more information contact Dave Stauffer, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Chair.
  • Common Electrical I/O-224G-LR Common Electrical Backplane and Copper Cable Interface Project (CEI-224G-LR)
    This project proposes a CEI-224G-LR project which will develop IA specifications for an interface which can be used to support Nx224G over backplane. The reach objective shall be at least 1000 mm with up to two connectors over advanced materials. For more information contact Dave Stauffer, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Chair.
  • Common Electrical I/O-112G Linear (CEI-112G Linear)
    The CEI-112G-LINEAR project defines interface and interconnect requirements for a linear Chip-to-Optical Engine interface to enable low power, low cost, small form factor 112G serial optical modules in CPO, NPO and server/GPU applications. Data lanes are defined to support up to 112 Gbps over advanced material PCBs, package substrates and intra-box cabled interconnects for chip-to-optical engine/module interfaces. For more information contact Dave Stauffer, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Chair.
  • CMIS for DPO and ELSFP
    The CMIS for DPO and ELSFP define extensions to CMIS for the CPO ecosystem management infrastructure. This includes CPO optical modules, as well as ELSFP external laser pluggable modules.  This project will include use of SPI for a higher speed physical management interface, addition of registers and CDB commands to support the application and any other considerations deemed necessary to specify this solution.  For more information, contact Ian Alderdice or Gary Nicholl, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Management Co-Vice Chairs.
  • Adding CMIS Support for Host-Module Link Training
    This project provides an optional out of band, protocol agnostic, management mechanism for optimizing link and tuning.   Potential use cases may include OIF CEI 112G, IEEE802.3ck, 128 GFC, IB, XSR+, CEI-224G and other standards.  OB link training based on CMIS will be referred to as CMIS-LT collectively.  For more information, contact Ian Alderdice or Gary Nicholl, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Management Co-Vice Chairs.
  • Form Factor Specific Hardware Management
    This project provides Form factor Specific Hardware Management “FSHM” to supplement CIMIS common management.  FSHM will be a supplemental specifications to CMIS providing hardware management for SFP112, SFP-DD/SFP-DD112, QSFP112, QSFP-DD/QSFP-DD800, and OSFP/OSFP-XD.  For more information, contact Ian Alderdice or Gary Nicholl, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Management Co-Vice Chairs.
  • CMIS 5.3
    For more information, contact Ian Alderdice or Gary Nicholl, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Management Co-Chairs.
  • Enhanced SGMII Electrical SpecificationsThis project leverages the legacy SGMII specifications based on LVDS signaling to define a new E-SGMII specifications based on modernized CML signaling.
    E-SGMII is targeted for high speed 1 GbE (1.25 GBd with 8B/10B) packetized management of optical modules.  E-SGMII is a chip-to-module specifications based on differential AC coupled CML signaling.
    The specifications will define compliance test points and will define an informative channel up to 400 mm long. For more information contact Dave Stauffer, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Chair.
  • White Paper: Management of Smart Optical Modules
    This White paper will describe a paradigm that enables advanced capabilities of smart optical modules via additional management methods to decouple the controller from host SW development and enable faster realization of advanced module capabilities.  The White Paper will capture the paradigm, model and architecture.   For more information, contact Ian Alderdice or Gary Nicholl, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Management Co-Vice Chairs.
  • NG FlexE: FlexE support for 800G/1.6TE PHYs
    This project will extend the FlexE IA to enable FlexE groups using 800G and 1.6T Ethernet interfaces.  It will also consider other feature enhancements to FlexE.  For more information, contact Tom Huber, Physical and Link Layer Working Group Protocol Vice Chair.
  • System Vendor Requirements Document for Energy Efficient Interfaces
    In fulfilling the Physical User Group Working Group’s mission to develop requirements and guidelines, this Requirements Document is being positioned as input to the new PLL Co-Packaging project “Energy Efficient Interfaces Framework.” The Requirements Document will identify application areas with differing requirements and provide input on the priority of potential PLL Implementation Agreements addressing the needs for energy efficient electrical and optical links for the differing applications.  For more information contact Jeffery Maki, Physical Layer User Group Working Group Chair.

Networking & Operations Working Group/ Network Operator Working Group

  • APIs for Transport SDN
    As the industry looks at Transport Software Defined Networking (SDN), there is a lack of definition for how User Applications interact with Network Applications and Resource Functions. The programmability of Transport SDN requires some of the internal interfaces used by ASON in the past to become open. The expected outcome for this project is a series of Application Program Interface (API) documents addressing: Service Request, Connection Request, Topology, Link Resource Manager, Path Computation, and other APIs identified by the SDN Framework document. For more information on this project contact Jonathan Sadler, Networking Interoperability Working Group Chair.
  • Storage & Optical Connection Coordination
    Transaction failures caused by jitters, intermittent disconnection and bit errors over the unstable DCI links occur frequently in the financial industry, where storage and optical devices are commonly used. To leverage the advantages of fast fault detection of optical connections, it is helpful to coordinate storage and optical connections in the DCI network. This new project will describe the scenarios, key technical requirements, gap analysis to enable the coordination between storage devices and optical connections, and applicability of generic multi-layer protection solutions. For more information on this project contact Jia He, Networking & Operations Working Group Chair.
  • UNI 2.0 and ENNI 2.0 Amendments for beyond 100G OTN
    This project will generate amendments to the UNI 2.0 and E-NNI 2.0 specifications including the routing and signaling extensions for Beyond-100G G.709 and will not allocate code points or define message formats.  Work on codepoint and message formats will be developed collaboratively with the IETF.  For more information on this project contact Jonathan Sadler, Networking Interoperability Working Group Chair.
  • Digital Twin Optical Network as an Enhanced Network Operation
    This project describes the motivation of introducing digital twin (DT) concept in the optical network. It specifies the DT optical network as an enhanced network operation and its applications. It also describes the relevant interface requirements, Input/output data requirements, which helps with the gap analysis of the exiting standards. This project proves a start of standardization activities of digital twin optical network. For more information on this project contact Jia He, Networking & Operations Working Group Chair.

To contact a Working Group Chair or Vice Chair, please send an email to technicalquestions@oiforum.com