Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Ixia Enables High Density Gigabit Ethernet Testing

Ixia announced a new XMV16 LAN Services Module featuring 16 test ports capable of wire-speed Layer 2-3 traffic generation and analysis, high performance routing/bridging protocol emulation, and Layer 4-7 application traffic generation and subscriber emulation.



Leveraging Ixia's premier IP test applications, IxLoad and IxNetwork, the new XMV16 LAN Services Module provides the ability to test router and switch performance (layer 2-3) and triple play subscriber experience (layer 4-7). It supports auto-negotiable 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet over copper as well as Gigabit Ethernet over fiber. A single Optixia XM12 chassis fully populated with XMV16 modules provides 192 Gigabit Ethernet test ports in 10 units of rack space. The XMV16 can generate over 240,000 HTTP connections per second (nearly 3,000,000 per chassis) with application layer throughput of 16 gigabits per second for a single load module (192 gigabits per second per chassis).



"There is a vital need for testing solutions to achieve higher performance, greater density and the ability to perform more sophisticated tests to keep up with increasingly advanced network elements and devices that are transporting video, voice and data," said Victor Alston, senior vice president, Product Development at Ixia. "The XMV16 LAN Services Module combined with Ixia's XM12 Chassis, IxLoad and IxNetwork keeps Ixia ahead of the curve and fills that vital need."http://www.ixiacom.com

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