INCITS T11

Incits_LogoThe InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) develops standards governing the security, storage, transfer and management of information.

As a working group within INCITS-and of particular relevance to the cabling industry-Technical Committee 11 (T11) is responsible for developing standards for Fibre Channel, which continues to be widely deployed in enterprise storage networks. The data storage needs of enterprises continue to grow, and T11 is keeping pace, developing increasingly higher Fibre Channel data rates.

Within the T11 working group, CommScope actively participates in the T11.2 subcommittee that focuses on the physical layer of Fibre Channel.

INCITS T11 - Fibre Channel
Approved Standards and Roadmap

Standard Designation Fibre Channel Speed(s)
Fibre Channel Physical Interfaces - 2 (FC-PI-2)1G, 2G, 4G Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel Physical Interfaces - 3 (FC-PI-3)1G, 2G, 4G, 10G Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel Physical Interfaces - 4 (FC-PI-4)1G, 2G, 4G, 8G Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel Physical Interfaces - 5 (FC-PI-5)4G, 8G, 16G Fibre Channel 
Fibre Channel Physical Interfaces - 6 (FC-PI-6)32G Fibre Channel

 Fibre Channel Speed Roadmap — FC

Product
Naming
Line Rate
(GBaud)
T11 Spec
Technically
Completed 
Market
Availability
8GFC8.520062008
16GFC 14.02520092011
32GFC28.0520132015 
128GFCp4x28.0520142015
64GFCTBD2016Market Demand 
128GFCTBD2019Market Demand
256GFC TBD2022Market Demand
512GFC TBD2025Market Demand 
1TFC TBD2028Market Demand 

Fibre Channel Speed Roadmap — FCoE

Product
Naming
Equivalent
Line Rate
(GBaud)
Spec
Technically
Completed
Market
Availability
10GFCoE10.312520082009
40GFCoE4x10.312520102013
100GFCoE10x10.31252010Market Demand
100GFCoE 4x25.781252015Market Demand
400GFCoE TBDTBDMarket Demand 

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