Ixia's Novus-NP 10/1 family of load modules offers complete Layer 2-7 (L2-7) network and application testing in a single system.

Novus-NP combines the innovative Novus load module architecture with the Ixia’s unique NP (network processor) technology to create a high-density, scalable, and high-performance application traffic generation platform.

Capable of emulating up to 40G of application traffic and generating and analyzing wire-speed Layer 2-3 traffic on its 16 dual-PHY ports (SFP+ and 10GBase-T RJ45), Novus-NP is the efficient platform for creating ultra-high-density test environments for 10GE/1GE/100M Ethernet over copper and fiber. A single 12-slot Ixia chassis supports up to 192 10GE/1GE/100M test ports and can generate up to 480Gpbs of stateful traffic.   

Novus-NP 10GE/1GE/100M load modules are available in two different models to match your requirements and budget:

  • NOVUS-NP 10/1GE16DP: A full-featured 16-port, Dual-PHY (RJ45 and SFP+) 10GE/1GE/100M load module designed for high-density testing.
  • NOVUS-NP 10/1GE8DP: A full-featured 8-port, Dual-PHY (RJ45 and SFP+) 10GE and 1GE load module designed for high-density application delivery and switch testing. To support evolving test needs, users can perform a software field-upgrade to a full 16-port NOVUS-NP 10/1G16DP load module.


  • High-performance Layer 4-7 testing using Ixia’s IxLoad application—up to 40G bidirectional application throughput per load module
  • Ultra-high scale and performance for emulating L2/3 protocols to validate performance and scalability of L2/3 routing/switching and data center test cases using the Ixia’s IxNetwork application
  • Full line-rate traffic generation to evaluate ASIC designs, FPGAs, and hardware switch fabrics
  • Support for testing SFP+ and 10GBase-T RJ-45 copper ports at different speeds simultaneously on the same load module
  • Industry-standard RFC tests and protocol emulation in large test bed with hundreds of 10G, 1G, and/or 100M ports in a single test—to benchmark data plane and performance and scale of ultra-high-density network equipment
  • 10G, 1G, and 100M line-rate hardware packet capture and decode tools to detect and debug data transmission errors
  • Application support for IxExplorer, IxNetwork, IxLoad, and the related Tcl and automation APIs
  • Support for a broad range of IxLoad L4-7 application layer testing including voice, video and access protocols
  • Flexible 4:1 CPU and memory aggregation, for high-scale protocol emulation and performance
  • Flexible custom packet generation
  • Real-time latency with latency resolution of up to 2.5ns
  • Extensive port and traffic flow statistics
  • Advanced sequence checking with duplicate packet detection
  • Novus-NP 10GE/1GE/100M brings a new level of performance with a broad range of coverage of all the most popular features of IxNetwork and IxLoad applications.

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