Product MenuOverview Rapid changes in the wireless network, such as the deployment of LTE, present significant opportunities and challenges to mobile operators and service providers. These changes are driven both by the proliferation of smart phones with bandwidth-hungry multimedia applications and by the adoption of these technologies from a growing subscriber base. These applications depend on a high user quality of experience (QoE) which operators must maintain and improve to gain competitive differentiation. Since legacy TDM back haul infrastructure cannot scale to meet demand, the industry has embraced the migration to an all IP/Ethernet network for scalability and cost effectiveness. This next-generation architecture requires new technologies that support carrier-grade performance on a packet-switched network (PSN). These promising technologies, which include Synchronous Ethernet, IEEE 1588/PTP, SAToP/CESoPSN, MPLS and Ethernet/Link OAM, require a new way of testing. The Ixia 3500 is specifically designed to meet these challenges and helps you answer key questions such as: Can your packet switched network deliver accurate and precise timing and synchronization? Will Ethernet protection mechanisms provide carrier-grade fail-over performance? Will your voice and multimedia services provide acceptable QoE? Can legacy TDM services be maintained over your NGN PSN? Real-World Testing and Analysis To develop and deploy these promising technologies in a carrier-grade network, it is necessary to prove that they deliver subscriber QoE under real-world conditions and not just under pristine lab conditions only. This validation must occur before the expensive and time-consuming task of deployment. The Ixia 3500 brings accurate real-world network conditions to your lab, either through standards-based test cases, or by measuring actual conditions on your live network for playback in the lab. In both cases, conditions are reproduced with the industry’s highest level of precision and accuracy to provide maximum repeatability. Testing that is relevant to post-deployment network conditions produces results that you can rely on to build a next-generation, carrier-grade, IP/Ethernet network. Increased Productivity In today’s fast-paced, competitive environment, where engineering resources are limited, learning curves increase expenses and delay time to market. This is especially true when both dealing with complex technologies, such as Synchronous Ethernet or IEEE 1588, and when using the tools to test those technologies. You need a test solution that enables engineers of almost any skill level to complete complex testing quickly and efficiently. The Ixia 3500 is designed to do just that. An intuitive test-case-driven interface provides a rich set of real-time graphed analysis and pass/fail results, allowing quick characterization and validation of your mobile backhaul solutions. With a single Ixia 3500, you can perform simultaneous bidirectional testing of both SyncE and IEEE 1588 functions to optimize your test budget and your test schedule. Free Network Emulation Tool – Versions 2.0 Now Available! Download the free Network Profiler Version 2.0 tool to characterize how YOUR network behaves. The output data from Network Profiler can also be used with the Network Emulator to emulate your network. This enables you to confidently test applications, services, and solutions against the actual conditions found on your network prior to deployment. Download Ixia Network Profiler Features Key Benefits Realistic and repeatable network impairment conditions in your lab Industry’s highest available accuracy Comprehensive 1GE and 10GE synchronization testing Improved productivity and time-to-test Increased reliability of your network reduces support costs Precisely reproduce and quickly resolve issues occurring in the field Applications SyncE Wander testing to G.8262 Jitter testing to G.8262 ESMC testing to G.8264 IEEE 1588/PTP and CES G.8261, G.827x and MEF18 testing Capture, analyze and replay PDV profiles Measure Time of Day Error (PTP) and Phase Accuracy (1PPS) at Boundary Clock or Slave Clock Verify accuracy of Transparent Clock delay measurement in PTP correction field Ethernet and Link OAM Verify Y.1731, 802.1ag, 802.3ah functions Ethernet Service Ring Protection testing Specifications Feature Description Solution Graphed analysis of packet and physical layer synchronization performance Intuitive interface and pass/fail indication enables engineers of any skill level to complete complex testing Dynamic control of packet-to-packet impairments Symmetrical and asymmetrical impairment control Test automation Tcl API Synchronous Ethernet Jitter Generation and Tolerance testing to ITU-T G.8262 (exceeds test equipment requirements in ITU-T O.174) User-configurable filters enabling custom high-band and low-band jitter measurements as well as standard wide-band measurements Wander Generation, Tolerance and Transfer testing to ITU-T G.8262 Measure and analyze physical layer Ethernet wander (TIE, MTIE, TDEV) +/-1ns accuracy Measure and analyze recovered clock at SyncE slave (2MHz, 1.544MHz, 10MHz, 25MHz, 30.72MHz, 51.84MHz, 62.5MHz,125MHz, T1, E1, 1PPS) Wander Source: Internal Wander Generator, external modulation reference input, table drive TIE playback Measure Ethernet frequency offset and drift Pass/Fail results per standards masks Capture and view SyncE ESMC/SSM packets Generate ESMC packets (ITU-T G.8264) Modify and impair ESMC packets IEEE 1588 PTP and Circuit Emulation Introduce precise and repeatable packet delay variation (PDV)+/-8ns accuracy ITU-T G.8261, G.827x and MEF18 testing suites Record and playback real-world PDV profiles Measure and analyze packet delay variation (TIE, minTDEV) +/-4ns accuracy Floor Population Metrics for measuring network packet delay variation (G.8260) Measure and analyze recovered clock at PTP slave (64KHz CC, 1.544MHz, 2MHz, 10MHz, 25MHz, 30.72MHz, 51.84MHz, 62.5MHz, 125MHz, T1, E1, 1PPS) Measure and analyze Time of Day error of 1588/PTP stream, and 1PPS Phase accuracy PTP Transparent Clock Emulation Verify accuracy of Transparent Clock delay measurement in PTP correction field Capture and view IEEE 1588 and CES packets 1588 PTP support for 1-step and 2-step Transparent Clock Forward Correction Field Modify and impair packets Support for distributed packet timing with the addition of SSD 240GB field upgrade product 951-2007 Ethernet OAM and Protection Switching Capture and view Ethernet OAM packets Introduce impairments to verify OAM functions Induce controlled protection switching events (ITU-T G.8031/8032) Modify OAM packets Ethernet Test Interfaces 100M/1G RJ45 100M/1G optical SFP 10G optical SFP+ Environmental Operating temperature: 0 to 30º C Operating humidity: 10 to 85% noncondensing Reference Clocks 1.544MHz BNC/RJ48C 2.048MHz BNC/RJ48C 10MHz BNC T1 BITS RJ48C, E1 MTS RJ48C Built-in GPS Receiver 64KHz Composite Clock RJ48C Internal Stratum 3 +/-4.6ppm Optional Internal Rubidium Optional Rubidium Reference Input Initial Accuracy ≤ 5E-11 (25 º C) Aging Daily ≤ 4E-11 Aging Yearly ≤ 1.5E-9 System Specifications 1U rack mountable form factor Dimensions – 17.5W x 19L x 1.75H (inches), 44.5W x 48.3L x 4.4H (centimeters) Weight: 15.5lb (7kg) Regulatory Compliance – CE, FCC, RoHS Power – AC 100-240V, 50-60H Resources Data Sheet Ixia 3500 Data Sheet Ixia 3500 Jitter Test Solution Solution Brief Ixia 3500 Synchronization Test Solution White Paper Testing PTP / IEEE1588 On-Path Support DevicesMigration from legacy mobile backhaul network synchronous transports to Ethernet poses distinct challenges that require vigorous testing and validation. Application Note Testing Synchronous Ethernet Wander Testing Timing Over Packet Ordering 951-0001The Ixia 3500 1U rack-mountable base system includes two enabled 100M/1G Ethernet-capable test interfaces and a Gigabit Ethernet host communications port; optionally expandable to accommodate up to 4 100M/1G Ethernet test ports plus 2 10GigE test ports. Includes 1-year hardware and software maintenance. REQUIRES at least 1 Application Bundle. Transceiver modules not included.