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Ixia Sets the Pace for Delivering Production-Ready 100/50/25 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Test Solutions

Posted 04/05/2016

Expands QSFP28-based test solutions with Novus High-Density 100GE Multi-Rate Load Module

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 5, 2016-- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, continues to set the pace in delivering production-ready solutions that enable customers to successfully deploy 100GE, 50GE, and 25GE, with the introduction of the new NovusTM QSFP28 High-Density 100GE Load Module (Novus). This new solution from Ixia increases test flexibility and reduces capital expenditure by offering multi-rate Ethernet test ports that eliminate the need to purchase multiple load modules.

Service providers and hyperscale data centers need a high-density networking infrastructure to meet growing bandwidth demands. In addition, network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) are building ultra-high density switches that support multi-rate Ethernet speeds on a single port to enable flexible switch deployment wherever required within their customer’s data center.

Ixia is currently the only industry leader shipping production-ready validation solutions that meet all of the bandwidth needs of these organizations, providing interoperability as well as functional and high-port count performance benchmark testing across multiple Ethernet speeds.

“Ixia continues to lead the market in delivering production-ready validation solutions on a proven, field tested platform and our list of firsts continues to grow,” said Dennis Cox, Chief Product Officer at Ixia. “Over the past 15 years, we’ve been first to ship test systems supporting 10GE, 100GE, 40GE, 25GE, and 50 GE. We have a track record of developing and bringing new test solutions to market with emerging technologies to serve early adopters.”

Ixia’s native QSFP28 solutions have been in production and shipping since late 2014. In fact, Ixia was the first to market with native QSFP28 100GE and 25GE solutions, and was also first to market with a production released 50GE speed option on the company’s Xcellon®-Multis QSFP28 platform.

In addition to the company’s Xcellon-Multis® family of load modules, Ixia has launched Novus, an innovative validation solution offering advanced Layer 1 features such as auto-negotiation (AN), forward error correction (FEC), and link training (LT).

Novus is designed to evolve with the latest standards for 25GE and 50GE as specified by the 25G/50G Ethernet Consortium and to meet the IEEE P802.3by draft standard for 25GE.

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Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) provides testing, visibility, and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger. Learn more at

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