gigabit Ethernet so that they can start taking it very seriously now,” said Tan.
Asked when the IEEE will finish the standardization of 1000BASE-T1 spec, Tan hesitated to specify the timeline. However, once the standard is complete, it will still take as much as a year for the commercial chip to reach the market, said Tan, due to extensive qualifications.
Strategy Analytics’ Mak said that the gigabit Ethernet will first target high model segments and luxury branded OEMs. “But as the device would allow flexible implementation of Ethernet, there may also be the future possibility of an AVB backbone for mass market OEMs,” he added.
— Junko Yoshida is Chief International Correspondent, EE Times