Ethernet Interoperability in AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC and MicroTCA (GFT-616A)
The AdvancedTCA®, AdvancedMC™ and MicroTCA™ specifications are built around
serial interconnect technologies such as PCI Express™, Ethernet, SATA, SAS, InfiniBand®
Technology and Serial Rapid IO. Even though Ethernet is ubiquitous and well known, there
are a number of design parameters that affect device interoperability in the ecosystem.
SGMII and SerDes interfaces are very similar; consequently, are very easy to misuse.
Ethernet Autonegotiation and manual link configuration settings also play a crucial role in
establishing a valid link between two Ethernet devices for application data exchange.