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IEEE Certifies Ethernet Energy Standard

For the last couple years, networking players have been working on a standard to help reduce the energy consumption of Ethernet systems. Now, they have the backing of a prominent standards body.

The IEEE has ratified the Energy Efficient Ethernet standard, giving official sign-off to a specification that promises to cut power utilization by at least as 50 percent through a new low-power idle state. Enterprise Networking Planet has the story.


Ethernet is becoming a whole lot more power efficient, thanks to a new standard from the IEEE.

The Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard has been ratified as IEEE 802.3az, and along with it has already come vendor support from silicon vendor Broadcom.

Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
Energy Efficient Ethernet Now an IEEE Standard