Christopher DiMinicoChris DiMinico is president of MC Communications – a telecommunications consulting firm and president/CTO of PHY-SI – a firm that produces high-speed test fixtures and SenTekse – a firm that develops single-pair Ethernet equipment. Chris has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and plays an active role in the development of a number of telecommunications industry standards. Chris is an active participant and technical contributor in the IEEE 802.3da -10 Mb/s Single Pair Multidrop Segments Enhancement Task Force, IEEE P802.3cy Greater than 10 Gb/s Electrical Automotive Ethernet Task Force, and IEEE 802.3ch -Multi-Gig Automotive Ethernet PHY Task Force.
IEEE multidrop automotive specifications and applications
The abstract will provide a detailed technical overview of ensuring compliance to the single pair automotive physical layer specifications mixing segment requirements for automotive multidrop 10BASE-T1S PHYs (IEEE 802.3cg) and 10BASE-T1M (IEEE 802.3da draft standard); compliance will be demonstrated by engineering design examples and testing validation. The copper media specifications referred to as ‘mixing segments’ and the medium dependent interface (MDI) equipment connector will be explored in detail, including an overview of transmission characteristics, test specifications and test methodologies. To support the understanding of the technical details, material of a tutorial nature on Ethernet physical layer definitions and nomenclature will be included.