Novus™ High-Density, High-Performance Load Modules Speed Time to Test Devices, Applications, and Networks

Evolving your network is never easy. In fact, just selecting the right networking gear is challenging. But to keep up with the ever-growing needs and speeds, you must take the leap forward. 

With Ixia, testing won't become your next big challenge. Our Novus load modules give you the flexibility and scale needed to validate from 100Mbps to 100GE technologies. They support validation of Layers 2 through 7 with Ixia’s award-winning IxNetwork and IxLoad test solutions. Our 5-Speed and 3-Speed models are the industry’s ONLY Dual-PHY fiber and copper test solutions and, for applications that require portability, the Novus ONE is our 3-Speed appliance.

The Novus portfolio delivers the options, speeds, and flexibility that today’s network engineers need, all in a single test device.

  NOVUS QSFP28 100/50/25GE NOVUS 5-SPEED 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M NOVUS 3-SPEED 32-PORT 10G/1G/100M SFP+ NOVUS 3-SPEED 10G/1G/100M NOVUS-NP 10G/1G/100M NOVUS ONE
  Novus100 Novus 5-Speed Novus 32-port Novus 3-Speed Novus-NP

Novus ONE

Port Density
(# of Ports)

8 x 100GE

16 x 50GE (fan-out)

32 x 25GE (fan-out)

8 to 16 32 8 to 16 8 to 16 8 to 16

Physical Interfaces

QSFP28 Dual-PHY SFP+ & 10GBASE-T RJ-45 SFP+ Dual-PHY SFP+ & 10GBASE-T RJ-45 Dual-PHY SFP+ & 10GBASE-T RJ-45 Dual-PHY SFP+ & 10GBASE-T RJ-45

OSI Layers Supporti

Layers 2/3 Layers 2-7 Layers 2/3 Layers 2-7 Layers 2-7 Layers 2-7

Users Per Card

8 8 to 16 16 8 to 16 8 to 16 8 to 16

i OSI Layer support varies by load module model