Backplane Plugfest 2008
The Ethernet Alliance backplane Ethernet plugfest was held April 7-11, 2008 and gave Ethernet Alliance members the opportunity to demonstrate IEEE Std. 802.3ap™-2007 technology readiness to the industry. Backplane Ethernet allows transmission of serial 10GbE for up to one meter over passive electrical backplanes, enabling a new generation of modular platforms for enterprise networks and data centers. The goal of the plugfest is to advance the interoperability status of IEEE Std. 802.3ap-2007. Ethernet Alliance members participating in the backplane Ethernet plugfest included AMCC, NetLogic Microsystems and Vitesse.