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Test modules roll for Ethernet, Fibre Channel

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:test module? Ethernet? Fibre Channel?

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has launched the IQS-8525 and IQS-8535 Packet Blazer modules, providing R&D, software verification and manufacturing groups with the versatility, flexibility and affordability required for Ethernet validation and Fibre Channel testing of network equipment.

Housed inside the IQS-500 or IQS-600 unified test platform, these multiservice modules offer fully integrated multi-rate datacom testing. For Fibre Channel testing and performance analysis, the IQS-8525 and IQS-8535 test modules support FC-0, FC-1 and FC-2 logical layer configurations to execute traffic generation, BER testing, round-trip latency measurement and buffer-to-buffer credit estimation at full line rates of 1Gbit/s (100MBps), 2Gbit/s (200MBps), 4Gbit/s (400MBps) and 10Gbit/s (1,000MBpsIQS-8535 only). Ethernet services performance validation is achieved using BER and RFC 2544 testing at full line rates of 10Mbit/s, 100Mbit/s, 1Gbit/s and, 10Gbit/s LAN/WAN (IQS-8535 only). As with all IQS modules, the IQS-8525 and IQS-8535 can be used in automated environments to facilitate repeatability while improving quality and efficiency.

"Demand for Fibre Channel and Ethernet equipment is growing rapidly," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's VP product management and marketing. "Fibre Channel's robustness and low latency features are ideal for mission critical applications, while carrier Ethernet equipment provides an efficient and cost effective solution to network operators. Yet, now more than ever, these mission critical technologies require thorough testing at every stage of developmentfrom software validation to manufacturing to ensure appropriate performance and quality levels. The IQS-8525/8535 Packet Blazer modules highlight EXFO's on-going commitment towards fully integrated test solutions for multi-service network equipment manufacturers."

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