Ixia introduces fully integrated OC-192c packet over SONET, OC-192c Bert, 10gbase-W WAN analysis solution, 10gbe products

Apr. 25, 2001--Ixia, a provider of high-speed, multi-port network performance analysis systems, introduced what the company claims to be the first fully integrated OC-192c Packet Over SONET, OC-192c BERT and 10GBASE-W WAN analysis solution within a single interface Load Module.

Ixia (Nasdaq:XXIA), a provider of high-speed, multi-port network performance analysis systems, introduced what the company claims to be the first fully integrated OC-192c Packet Over SONET, OC-192c BERT and 10GBASE-W WAN analysis solution within a single interface Load Module.

This Load Module provides an economical alternative to requiring separate OC-192c Packet Over SONET, OC-192c BERT and 10GBASE-W WAN Load Modules. The Ixia Load Module is designed to significantly enhance the time-to-market and interoperability of 10GbE equipment, applications and services being developed and deployed by Optical Chip and Component Manufacturers, Internet and Network Service Providers, Network Equipment Manufacturers and Enterprise Users.

In addition, Ixia is introducing a comprehensive, full wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) family of performance verification products capable of generating and analyzing up to 15 million packets per second on each port. Ixia's new family of 10GbE Load Modules support IEEE 802.3ae compliant optical interfaces such as 10GBASE-R LAN, 10GBASE-X LAN WDM and 10GBASE-W WAN, as well as electrical interfaces such as XGMII and XAUI. These highly innovative Load Modules enable performance verification of 10GbE PHYs, transceivers, switches and routers utilized in the LAN, MAN and WAN environments.

The 10GbE Load Modules can be utilized within the IXIA 1600T and IXIA 400C chassis, offering sophisticated traffic generation and analysis of 10 Gigabit Ethernet devices and networks. Up to ten 10GBASE-X LAN WDM ports and up to sixteen 10GBASE-R LAN, 10GBASE-W WAN, XAUI, or XGMII ports can be supported in a single IXIA 1600T chassis. Further scalability is provided by combining up to 256 chassis in a single chassis cluster, which is capable of delivering thousands of 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, all synchronized with a distributed clock or via GPS.

The 10GbE Load Modules operate seamlessly with Ixia's other Load Modules, such as Gigabit Ethernet over copper and fiber, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, OC-3c/OC-12c/OC-48c/OC-192c Packet Over SONET and OC-48c/OC-192c BERT optical interface Load Modules.

About Ixia:

Ixia delivers distributed multi-port traffic generators and performance analyzers for wire-speed testing and verification of advanced optical networking equipment, LAN and WAN multi-layer switches, and cable television Internet products, utilizing Packet Over SONET, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet over copper and fiber, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet and UUSB interfaces. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.

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