Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spirent Adds High Density 10/40/100G Modules & Testing Chassis

Spirent Communications introduced new high density test modules along with a high performance chassis that enable doubling of port densities while lowering power consumption and total cost of ownership.

The product rollout includes:

  • Spirent dX2  -- 8-port 40GbE/32-port 10GbE dual-speed test module in a single slot configuration packing up to 96 ports of 40GbE onto a single chassis. 

  • Spirent fX2  -- 40/10GbE dual-speed test modules that combine Spirent’s layer 2-7 traffic generation and analysis with scalable network emulation. The fX2 module supports up to five 40GbE and 20 10GbE ports per slot, making it ideal for functional, conformance and performance testing of service provider, data center, SDN, or cloud infrastructure environments.

  • Spirent fX and Spirent mX 2-port single slot 100GbE test modules now support CFP2 optical transceivers. Targeting the testing of high density service provider core routers and high-speed Ethernet cloud infrastructure, the fX 100GbE module validates data plane QoS performance over realistic routing, and cloud infrastructure topologies. Sprirent said its mX 100GbE module features Cloud Core, its patent-pending technology designed to add elastic computing to the Spirent Layer 2-7 performance software platform.  

  • Spirent SPT-N11U chassis  -- supports Sprirent new and existing high-speed test modules. Capabilities include double the levels of port density, Intelligent Power Control that lowers the power consumption of high scale test beds by up to 60 percent and four fold improvement in boot time. With a 400 GbE ready architecture, this chassis is the backbone of Spirent’s product portfolio.