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Spirent Advances Data Center Deployments with 40G Ethernet Testing

Apr 28, 2010

Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics™ Leads 40G Ethernet Testing Market in Innovation, Cost Efficiency

Sunnyvale, Calif. –April 28, 2010 — Continuing on the path of innovation and leadership in Ethernet testing, Spirent Communications today announced the addition of a QSFP interface to Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics™ 40G Ethernet test module. With this addition, Spirent delivers the most cost–effective and highest density High-Speed Ethernet (HSE) module to test both data center switches and routers.

“40G Ethernet presents new challenges across Layer 1 through Layer 7 requiring rigorous conformance, functionality and scalability testing,” said Olga Yashkova, industry analyst, Test & Measurement at Frost & Sullivan. “Spirent enables chipset and equipment vendors to accelerate their high-speed Ethernet product development strategies providing them a competitive edge in the marketplace.”

With support for QSFP along with CFP interfaces on the same test module, Spirent delivers the market’s most cost-effective solution with the highest port density and performance per port. Other test vendors require two separate modules, doubling the cost to deliver the same level of port density as Spirent. The Spirent 40G Ethernet test module has been selected by several market leading chipset vendor and data center switch and router manufacturers for HSE testing.

"Spirent is the choice for HSE testing with the market’s only solution to test ultra-low latency from 10G through 100G Ethernet,” said Tim Jefferson, general manager, Networks and Applications Group at Spirent. “With Spirent, chip vendors, equipment manufacturers and service providers are able to test network and application layer performance at unparalleled levels of scale and density.”

The Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics 40G Ethernet module delivers several industry firsts including multi-core processing, Layer 1 to 7 traffic generation, CFP and QSFP connectivity on a test single module.

For more information on Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics 40G Ethernet test module visit http://www.spirent.com/Broadband/40-100G/STC_40-100GbE_Ready.aspx