Monday, February 2, 2009

Ixia Ships World's First 100 GE Test System

Ixia introduced a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Development Accelerator System (DAS) for developers of high-speed Ethernet FPGAs and ASICs. Ixia's 40 and 100 GE test systems include a unique implementation of the 100 GE physical coding sublayer (PCS) layer with the underlying multilane distribution (MLD) architecture which is compliant with the draft 1.1 standard published in December 2008 by the IEEE 802.3ba task force.

Ixia said it is developing 40 and 100 GE test systems as pre-standard tools to provide network equipment and communications chip manufacturers the capabilities that they urgently need for layer-2/3 traffic generation and analysis. The company is continuing development of its IEEE 802.3ba compliant 40 GE and 100 GE test products, which will offer full layer 2-7 testing for both speeds in 2009.

Nortel is the first customer to use the 100 GE DAS to test its Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 100GE capabilities and to test the next stage of its 100G Adaptive Optical Engine development, transmitting 100 GE data over a single 100 G wavelength.


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