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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook by Octavian Lascu, Bo Xu, Esra Ufacik, John Troy, Frank Packheiser, Michal Kordyzon, Hervey Kamga, Bill White

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Fibre Connection Express
This chapter describes the Fibre Connection (FICON) Express features and the protocols that they support on IBM Z platforms.
This chapter includes the following sections:
4.1 FICON Express description
FICON provides the non-drop distance 9 - 100 km. FICON supports the link data rate of 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps depending on the FICON features:
FICON Express16S+ and FICON Express16S features automatically negotiate to 4, 8, or 16 Gbps.
FICON Express8S ...

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