Fibre Channel 8B/10B Encoding - Technologies That Use 8b/10b

Technologies That Use 8b/10b

After the above mentioned IBM patent expired, the scheme became even more popular and is the default DC-free line code for new standards.

Among the areas in which 8b/10b encoding finds application are

  • PCI Express versions prior to 3.0
  • IEEE 1394b
  • Serial ATA
  • SAS
  • Fibre Channel
  • SSA
  • Gigabit Ethernet (except for the twisted pair based 1000Base-T)
  • InfiniBand
  • XAUI
  • Serial RapidIO
  • DVB Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI)
  • DisplayPort Main Link
  • DVI and HDMI Video Island (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling)
  • HyperTransport
  • Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI)
  • USB 3.0
  • CoaXPress

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