Ixia WaveBlades provide Layer 1-7 Wi-Fi and Layer 2-7 Ethernet traffic generation for use in evaluating the functionality and performance of LAN and wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructures, devices, and silicon at scale. Used within IxVeriWave WaveTest (WT) 90 and WT20 Traffic Generator and Performance Analyzers,
each WaveBlade test port generates hundreds of configurable, independent clients or servers at wire-speed.
WaveBlade suites include:
WaveBlade Wi-Fi Modules are used in testing WLAN infrastructure devices such as consumer, enterprise class, and carrier grade access points (APs) and controllers, along with overall WLAN functionality. WaveBlade Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n modules integrate traffic generation and performance analysis with multi-path channel emulation.
WaveBlade Ethernet Modules provide Layer 2-7 traffic generation for use in evaluating the functionality and performance of Ethernet-based networking products. Designed for testing network infrastructure devices such as APs, broadband home gateways, controllers, switches, and routers, WaveBlade Ethernet line cards integrate traffic generation and performance analysis capabilities on a single platform.
WBE modules can be used to test Ethernet-only networks and devices or interworked seamlessly with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n WaveBlades to simulate complex wired and wireless networking environments.
WaveBlade RF3601x Modules introduce L1-7 testing of RF handling capabilities in Wi-Fi chipsets and access points. Capable of behaving as up to 500 fully independent, fully stateful clients, the RF3601x is the fastest, most complete method to verify the functionality, benchmark the performance, and conduct system testing of 802.11ac APs.
Built from the ground up as full-rate, lab-grade RF and traffic test solution, the RF3601x features sufficient power to process each frame in real-time, enabling true, worst case measurements to be conducted over time, unencumbered by the architectural limitations of traditional vector signal generators and analyzers. WaveBlade RF3601x solutions also function as Layer 2 through 7 load modules enabling engineers to progress from RF testing to evaluating fully integrated designs using a singular solution.
All Ixia WaveBlade modules can be integrated into automated, repeatable tests to benchmark performance in real-world scenarios, reduce test costs and cycles, and speed time-to-market.