INCITS T11

incits_logo.jpgThe 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
8GFC 8.5 2006 2008
16GFC  14.025 2009 2011
32GFC 28.05 2013 2015 
128GFCp 4x28.05 2014 2015
64GFC TBD 2016 Market Demand 
128GFC TBD 2019 Market Demand
256GFC  TBD 2022 Market Demand
512GFC  TBD 2025 Market Demand 
1TFC  TBD 2028 Market Demand 

Fibre Channel Speed Roadmap — FCoE

Product
Naming
Equivalent
Line Rate
(GBaud)
Spec
Technically
Completed
Market
Availability
10GFCoE 10.3125 2008 2009
40GFCoE 4x10.3125 2010 2013
100GFCoE 10x10.3125 2010 Market Demand
100GFCoE  4x25.78125 2015 Market Demand
400GFCoE  TBD TBD Market Demand 

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