Agilent touts 100 Gigabit Ethernet compliance test applications

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced what it claims is the industry’s first compliance test applications for 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) networking systems.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced what it claims is the industry’s first compliance test applications for 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) networking systems.

With 100GbE expected to be deployed to provide increased bandwidth across network backbones and data center network infrastructures, the need has increased for more comprehensive compliance testing, the vendor says.

The Agilent N8830A 100GBASE-CR4, N8829A 100GBASE-KR4, and N8828A 40GBASE-CR4/100GBASE-CR10 test applications help network-design engineers accelerate turn-on and debugging of 100GbE networking systems. The new applications automate the execution of physical-layer tests on Agilent’s Infiniium 90000 X-Series and 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes and the new Z-Series oscilloscopes with up to 63-GHz bandwidth.

Agilent asserts the new 100G Ethernet compliance applications provide an automated test script that allows quick and reliable testing of 100GbE transmitter signals. Engineers can automate the application to run over extended periods of time and as well as add incremental user-defined tests.

The N8830A 100GBASE-CR4 Ethernet compliance application and N8829A 100GBASE-KR4 Ethernet compliance application are priced at $8,280 each.

The N8828A 40GBASE-CR4 /100GBASE-CR10 Ethernet compliance application is priced at $6,900.

The N8830A 100GBASE-CR4 and N8829A 100GBASE-KR4 Ethernet compliance applications are compatible with all currently shipping Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes that have 63-GHz bandwidth.

The N8828A 40GBASE-CR4/100GBASE-CR10 Ethernet compliance application is compatible with all currently shipping Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes that have at least 25-GHz bandwidth.

Agilent says its complete oscilloscope portfolio includes instruments with a variety of form factors with bandwidths from 20 MHz to 90 GHz.

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