Friday, 28 July 2017

Ixia delivers production-ready 100/50/25 GE test solutions

Ixia
Wednesday 06 April 16

Ixia has introduced the NovusTM QSFP28 High-Density 100GbE Load Module (Novus), which increases test flexibility and reduces capital expenditure by offering multi-rate Ethernet test ports that eliminate the need to purchase multiple load modules. Service providers and hyperscale data centers need a high…

Ixia has introduced the NovusTM QSFP28 High-Density 100GbE Load Module (Novus), which increases test flexibility and reduces capital expenditure by offering multi-rate Ethernet test ports that eliminate the need to purchase multiple load modules.

Service providers and hyperscale data centers need a high-density networking infrastructure to meet growing bandwidth demands. In addition, network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) are building ultra-high density switches that support multi-rate Ethernet speeds on a single port to enable flexible switch deployment wherever required within their customer’s data center.

Ixia is currently the only company shipping production-ready validation solutions that meet all of the bandwidth needs of these organizations, providing interoperability as well as functional and high-port count performance benchmark testing across multiple Ethernet speeds.

“Ixia continues to lead the market in delivering production-ready validation solutions on a proven, field tested platform and our list of firsts continues to grow,” said Dennis Cox, Chief Product Officer at Ixia. “Over the past 15 years, we’ve been first to ship test systems supporting 10GbE, 100GbE, 40GbE, 25GbE, and 50 GbE. We have a track record of developing and bringing new test solutions to market with emerging technologies to serve early adopters.”

Ixia’s native QSFP28 solutions have been in production and shipping since late 2014, and the company was the first to market with native QSFP28 100GbE and 25GbE solutions, and was also first to market with a production released 50GbE speed option on the company’s Xcellon-Multis QSFP28 platform.

In addition to the company’s Xcellon-Multis family of load modules, Ixia has launched Novus, an innovative validation solution offering advanced Layer 1 features such as auto-negotiation (AN), forward error correction (FEC), and link training (LT).

Novus is designed to evolve with the latest standards for 25GbE and 50GbE as specified by the 25G/50G Ethernet Consortium and to meet the IEEE P802.3by draft standard for 25GbE.


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