Innovation of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Task Force. XAUI (pronounced "Zowie") is a ten Gigabit/second interface. The "AUI" portion is borrowed from the Ethernet Attachment Unit Interface. The "X" represents the Roman numeral for ten and implies ten gigabits per second. The XAUI is designed as an interface extender, and the interface which it extends is the XGMII, the ten Gigabit Media Independent Interface.
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