400G Ethernet Testing

Industry’s Most Advanced Layer 1-2 Performance and Functional Testing Solution

Put 400G to the test

400G network devices will help address the expanding demands for network link speeds expected to exceed 1 Tb/s by 2015 according to the IEEE. Testing is the fundamental building block to delivering reliable, high-performing systems and starts with validating the link’s ability to pass up to line rate traffic as well as testing the functionality, performance, scalability and QoE of the upper-layer engines that deliver services.

2015 Best of Interop Tokyo

400G Ethernet Test System received the 2015 Best of Interop Grand Prize at Interop Tokyo.

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Spirent’s 400G Test Solution

Spirent offers a complete testing solution for early design and development of 400G Ethernet systems, with a one-slot blade form factor compatible with Spirent’s existing chassis and its other Ethernet products.

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Spirent, Huawei, Xilinx Collaboration

Spirent, Huawei and Xilinx collaborated to successfully complete a series of tests between the 400G Ethernet test solution and Huawei’s NE500E core router. The tests verified the Layer 1-3 quality and highlighted error-free performance with different combinations of streams, frame lengths and rates—including a single stream running at full line rate.

400Gb/s Ethernet:
Why Now?

The work of the IEEE 802.3 400 Gb/s Ethernet Study Group, supported by the Ethernet Alliance 400GbE Subcommittee, in preparing for the leap to 400 Gb/s capabilities will help ensure that Ethernet’s technological evolution and market expansion are never bridled. This white paper authored by Spirent and other Ethernet Alliance Members makes the case of the migration toward 400Gb/s Ethernet. 

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Frame Analysis
Sends and receives Ethernet frames from 64 to 16K bytes in length. Allows modification of generated frame contents.
Performance Metrics
Delivers per-port and per-stream statistics such as latency, frames out of sequence, frame counts and rates. Provides Layer 1 statistics such as per lane Bit Interleave Parity (BIP) error counts and Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) indicators such as per lane alignment marker lock to help debug physical link problems.
Captures received traffic at wire rate and compensates for small clock differences between link partners with parts per million (PPM )adjustment.

Spirent, Huawei Demo 400G Interoperability Live at Interop Tokyo

The industry’s first public demonstration showed
the 400G Ethernet Test System interoperating with Huawei’s NE5000E core router.

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Spirent Wins
Best of Interop Tokyo

400G Ethernet Test System received
the 2015 Best of Interop Grand Prize
at Interop Tokyo.

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Spirent First to
Show 400G Ethernet
Test Solution

New 400Gbps Solution, Showcased Live at Events in North America and China, Delivers Performance and Functional Testing.

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Spirent’s Other Ethernet Solutions

Spirent's end-to-end testing solution delivers high performance with deterministic results. Service providers, NEMs and enterprises use Spirent Ethernet solutions to test and measure network performance and deploy services with confidence.

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