Ethernet/Fibre Channel for AdvancedTCA® Systems
The PICMG® 3.1 specification is a member of the PICMG 3 AdvancedTCA® series of specifications. The base specification in the family, PICMG 3.0, is required to understand this specification. The PICMG 3.0 base specification implements a Board and Shelf architecture where the Boards all have point-to-point differential pair serial-data links to communicate with each other. The base design is sufficiently generic that it can accommodate many different link-level standards. PICMG 3.1 establishes the usage of Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) and Fibre Channel (NCITS T11) communication within the AdvancedTCA Shelf. PICMG 3.1 supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet via AdvancedTCA® Channels using EEE 25GBASE-KR, IEEE 10GBASE-KX4, IEEE 10GBASE-KR, I and XAUI signaling, 100 Gigabit Ethernet using IEEE 100GBASE-KR4 signaling, 40 Gigabit Ethernet using IEEE 40GBASE-KR4 signaling, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet using IEEE 100GBASE-KR4 signaling.