Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ixia Offers 40 GE and 100 GE Testing Capability

At this week's Broadband World Forum Europe in Brussels, Ixia is showing 40 GE and 100 GE testing technology. The Ixia 40 GE proof-of-concept demonstration includes an implementation of and testing facility for the 40/100 GE physical coding sublayer (PCS) layer approved as the baseline proposal by the IEEE P802.3ba task force, with its underlying multilane distribution (MLD) architecture. MLD enables network providers to bond multiple 10 GE or higher-speed lanes into a single logical 40/100 GE link. MLD provides a means of "striping" a 40 Gbps flow into multiple "virtual" lanes.


Ixia said it plans to ship the industry's first 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Development Accelerator System in mid November. The 100 GE Development Accelerator System a unique implementation for and testing of the 100 GE physical coding sublayer (PCS) layer approved as the baseline proposal in May 2008 by the IEEE 802.3ba task force, with the underlying multilane distribution (MLD) architecture.http://www.ixiacom.com

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