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IEEE Standards Interpretation for IEEE Std 802.3ah™-2004 IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Specific requirements - Part 3: Carrier Sense Multiple Access With Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers, and Management Parameters for Subscriber Access Networks

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Interpretation #: 1 (1-03/05) PDF
Topic: Discovery Handshake Message Exchange Relevant Figure: Figure 64-14 Classification: Possible defect

Interpretation #: 2 (05-03/05) PDF
OAM Discovery Relevant Clauses: and Classification: Possible defect

Interpretation #: 3 (2-07/06) PDF
100BASE-LX10 & 100BASE-BX10 receive sensitivity Relevant Clauses: Table 58-4 and 58-6 Classification: Unambiguous

Interpretation #: 4 (2-11/06) PDF
MDI impedance balance Relevant Clause: 55, Subclause 55.8.22 Classification: Defect

Interpretation #: 4 (11/04) PDF
Topic: Type 10PASS-TS and type 2BASE-TL PCS Relevant Clause: 61 Classification: Unambiguous

Interpretation #: 5 (11/04) PDF
Topic: Gate Processing ONU Activation State Diagram Relevant Clause: 64 Classification: Unambiguous