Ixia Launches True 10 Gigabit Ethernet Test Device
The Ixia module allows equipment vendors to certify that their products will operate at full 10 Gigabit speeds with real traffic.LAS VEGASTest equipment maker Ixia announced the industrys first true 10 Gigabit Ethernet test platform at Interop here. The new XM12X 10 Gigabit Ethernet module, which is designed around the recently approved IEEE 802.3an-2006 standard for 10GBASE-T, contains 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and one 10GBASE-T port. The 12 on-board processors allow the module to completely fill either the 10 Gigabit ports or the 10 Gigabit port with full Layer 2 through 7 traffic. The traffic is user configurable to match the specific test needs of users.
The Ixia module is designed to work with the companys 10GE LAN Service Module to generate real-world traffic simulations. As a result, the Ixia module allows equipment vendors to certify that their products will operate at full 10 Gigabit speeds with real traffic. The module uses SolarFlare Communications 10Xpress SFX7000 10 Gigabit physical layer processor.