Intel® Arria® 10 Transceiver PHY User Guide

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2.6.7. Acronyms

This table defines some commonly used Ethernet acronyms.
Table 181.  Ethernet Acronyms
Acronym Definition
AN Auto-Negotiation in Ethernet as described in Clause 73 of IEEE 802.3ap-2007.
BER Bit Error Rate.
DME Differential Manchester Encoding.
FEC Forward error correction.
GMII Gigabit Media Independent Interface.
KR Short hand notation for Backplane Ethernet with 64b/66b encoding.
LD Local Device.
LT Link training in backplane Ethernet Clause 72 for 10GBASE-KR and 40GBASE-KR4.
LP Link partner, to which the LD is connected.
MAC Media Access Control.
MII Media independent interface.
OSI Open System Interconnection.
PCS Physical Coding Sublayer.
PHY Physical Layer in OSI 7-layer architecture, also in Intel® device scope is: PCS + PMA.
PMA Physical Medium Attachment.
PMD Physical Medium Dependent.
SGMII Serial Gigabit Media Independent Interface.
WAN Wide Area Network.
XAUI 10 Gigabit Attachment Unit Interface.

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