Network infrastructure planners must deal with skyrocketing demands for more bandwidth, including in the data center interconnect (DCI) or even in core networks, as service providers are constantly expanding their networks while seeking efficient and cost-effective ways to deploy high-speed links.
400G Ethernet testing capabilities based on the draft IEEE 802.3bs standard
FlexE (Flex Ethernet) testing capabilities with low- and high-speed Ethernet clients
Integrated CFP8, SFP28/56 and 4 x QSFP28 interfaces to facilitate the testing of next-generation 400G networks with support for 25G and 50G Ethernet testing
SFP28 interface to address the new 25G Ethernet signals and FC32X for added versatility
SFP56 PAM-4 interface with support for 50G Ethernet testing
Compatible with the portable FTB-4 Pro Platform to release the most compact 400G solution—ready for the lab-to-field transition
Enter the new, FTBx-88400NGE Power Blazer module. It offers a complete suite of 400G testing capabilities that can transition smoothly from lab to field. In addition, when portability is needed, the FTBx-88400NGE can be inserted into the FTB-4 Pro for the most compact 400G solution on the market.
Compatible with portable and rackmount platforms
The new, FTBx-88400NGE Power Blazer provides increased portability and is supported on the FTB-4 Pro. The module can also serve for rackmount applications, where not only one but two FTBx-88400NGE modules can be inserted into the high-performance LTB-8 rackmount chassis to test up to 800G, which is ideal for today’s complex and bandwidth-hungry networks.
The FTBx-88400NGE offers advanced Ethernet testing capabilities, including forward error correction monitoring and validation. The FTBx’s 400G Ethernet testing capabilities include
400G Ethernet MAC PCS/PMA/PMD layer testing
FEC KP4 RS(544, 514) decoding and error correction
Alarms/errors generating and monitoring
Skew measurement per lane
FlexE (FLEX ETHERNET)
The Flex Ethernet (FlexE) function supports one or more bonded 100GBASE-R PHYs supporting multiple Ethernet MAC operating at a rate of 10, 40, or n x 25 Gbit/s. Flex Ethernet is a key data center technology that helps data centers deliver links that are faster than emerging 400G solutions.
FlexE testing capabilities include:
Mixed Ethernet client types
Client ID edition
FlexE alarms/errors generation and monitoring
Advanced optics support
The following transceivers are supported on the FTBx-88400NGE: