Price: $1,699.00

Course Number: 309
Length: 2 Days
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Gigabit Ethernet training by TONEX will provide a detailed understanding for sales engineers, testers, implementers, designers, managers and other engineers that need to plan, design, implement  and test the new generation of Ethernet.

Gigabit Ethernet will be of immediate use to carriers looking to provide low-cost, high-speed Ethernet services to businesses with metro area network (MAN) services. Over the next several years, enterprises are expected to adopt Gigabit Ethernet as a switch-to-switch interconnect technology.

Enterprises could also use it for long-distance backbone connections in large campuses or for building out their own MANs where dark fiber is available for private purchase.

Who Should Attend

This course provides the engineers and technicians need to get out in front of this wave of change. Much more than an overview, this class provides a thorough understanding of the Gigabit Ethernet: its protocol, its core functionality , the various options, and error recovery strategies.


  • A Brief History of Ethernet
  • 1, 10, 40 and 100-Gigabit Ethernet Overview
  • Benefits of Gigabit Ethernet
  • Market Requirements
  • Protocol Layer
  • Gigabit Ethernet Physical and MAC Layers
  • MAC Frame Format



Introduction to Ethernet

  • 100BASE-T
  • 10-Gigabit Ethernet
  • Objective of 10G Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3 Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG)
  • MAC Client server interface.
  • IEEE 802 Functional Requirements
  • 10Gb/s at MAC/PLS service interface
  • Overview of 802.3ba (40/100 Gb/s)

Why Gigabit Ethernet?

  • Architecture
  • MAC Layer
  • Physical Layer
  • Gibagit Ethernet in LAN, MAN & WAN
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Future market of 10G Ethernet

How does Gigabit Ethernet differ from previous versions of Ethernet?

  • Differences between 10 Gigabit Ethernet and other speeds of Ethernet.
  • Long-haul (40+ km) optical transceiver
  • Physical medium dependent (PMD) interface for single mode fiber
  • LAN physical layer (PHY) or wide area network (WAN PHY)
  • Building metropolitan area networks (MANs)
  • WAN PHY option
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet transported across existing SONET (synchronous optical network) OC-192c
  • SDH (synchronous digitalhierarchy) VC-4-64c infrastructures
  • Advantages and Disadvantages

Gigabit Ethernet Protocols

  • Ethernet Media Access Control (MAC) Interfaces
  • Ethernet Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) Interfaces
  • Serial Interfaces
  • Other Ethernet Features
  • 10 Gb/s Ethernet
  • AN for Backplane Ethernet
  • 40 Gb/s architecture
  • 100 Gb/s architecture
  • Layer 2: Data Link Layer Ethernet Frames MAC Addresses Virtual LAN (VLAN)
  • Layer 1: Physical Layer Copper and Fiber Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS)
  • Physical Medium Attachment (PMA)
  • Physical Medium Dependent (PMD)
  •  Ethernet Media Access Control (MAC) Interface Choices
  • Media Independent Interface (MII)
  • Reduced MII (RMII) Gigabit Media Independent Interface (GMII)
  • Reduced Gigabit Media Independent Interface (RGMII)
  • Serial Gigabit Media Independent Interface (SGMII)
  • Quad Serial Gigabit Media Independent Interface (QSGMII)
  • 10 Gigabit Media Independent Interface (XGMII)
  • Media Independent Interface for 40 Gb/s (XLGMII)
  • Media Independent Interface for 100 Gb/s (CGMII)

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