Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ixia Debuts 400GbE Test Platform

Ixia unveiled the world’s first proof of concept 400 Gbps Higher Speed Ethernet test solution.

The Ixia 400GbE Jumpstart Test System is a developer tool kit to help network equipment manufacturers shorten development and test time, accelerating pre-standard 400GbE networking hardware. Key features of the 400GbE Jumpstart Test System include wire rate packet generation at 400 Gbps below the minimum and above the maximum Ethernet frame sizes.

Ixia said the solution enables customers to create, test and verify the interoperability of their next Higher Speed Ethernet technologies while maximizing their 400GbE test investment.

Ixia already has completed the first 400GbE interoperability test with Ciena,.

"In an exceedingly competitive market, equipment manufacturers must deliver increasingly higher-speed networking solutions.  We’re committed to providing the solutions our customers need to develop, test and validate the networking technologies of the future,” said Errol Ginsberg, Chairman of the Board and Acting Chief Executive Officer of Ixia. “Ixia developed the world’s first 40 and 100GbE test platforms, now with 400GbE, we continue to lead the industry in creating the solutions that enable the network to work every time and everywhere.”