Bigger Pipes Require Bigger tests
Cloud providers, telecom providers, and even distributed enterprises are looking to the future of 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GE). While only demonstrated for the first time in March of 2017, 400GE is quickly becoming the new standard for high speed networking. Adding more ports is no longer the answer, that is where 400GE comes in, with lower cost per gigabit. Testing new 400GE networking equipment, data flows, and data handling capabilities requires test equipment capable of handling those speeds without degradation.
Accelerated 400GE Test with Ixia QSFP-DD and CFP8 Load Modules
Ixia’s QSFP-DD and CFP8-400GE Load Modules deliver the industry's fastest, more reliable wire-rate packet generation at 400GE. The QSFP-DD provides packets below the minimum and above the maximum Ethernet frame sizes with MAC, PCS and FEC engines ensuring interoperability with other IEEE 802.3bs equipment. Full signal integrity and FEC testing is mandatory to ensure 400GE interoperability and a successful roll-out.
IEEE 802.3bs—the 400GE Standard
With early standards in place, many networking vendors are eager to start developing the next stage in the evolution of Ethernet beyond 100GE. Customers trust Ixia to be at the forefront of technology, which means that we need to be that much ahead of the game so they can test their next generation products in labs with advanced Ixia test gear.
Light Reading Telecom Innovators Showcase
Join Craig Matsumoto, Editor in Chief of Light Reading, sits down with Charles Seifert, Senior Product Manager at Ixia to discuss the latest innovations in 400GE testing.