Novus SFP28 / QSFP28 High-Density 100/25/10GE Load Module

5g RAN Testing

High-scale control/data plane traffic generator with time-sensitive network (TSN) testing for 5G RAN transport validation

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  • Validate 5G RAN transport network infrastructure on SFP28 25GE and 10GE interfaces
  • Validate 100GE, 50GE, 25GE, and 10GE over copper, multimode, and single-mode fiber interconnect media
  • Generate a broad range of data-plane traffic and analysis with high-performance L2/3 networking protocol emulation and coverage
  • Emulate Frame preemption over 25GE using SFP28 interfaces for 5G fronthaul
  • Validate TSN standards in 10GE, 25GE, 50GE, 100GE 
  • Leverage interoperability, functional, and performance test platform for the new 100GBASE-SR4, 100GBASE-LR4, 100GBASE-CR4, 25GBASE-CR, 25GBASE-SR, 25GBASE-LR with auto-negotiation, FEC, and link training

Evolve Your High-Speed Multi-Rate Ethernet Testing

Modern 5G flexible RAN architecture introduces the Ethernet-based fronthaul for carrying time-sensitive radio data over switched networks. The Ixia Novus 25/10GE SFP28 load module provides the right mix of required interface speeds, time-sensitive networking (TSN) capabilities, and high-scale control and data plane traffic to validate these networks.

Network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) are rapidly developing multi-rate switch/routing devices for 5G fronthaul network to capture market share. These products are expected to support high data rates while meeting the demands for time-critical radio data over Ethernet. Bandwidth requirements for enterprises, cloud service providers, and global data centers continue to grow rapidly. Cloud service providers and Hyper-scale data centers are deploying high-density 100GE and 25GE networking infrastructure solutions to meet these demands. As data centers, cloud service providers, and large enterprises implement this same high-density network equipment in their own networks, they too need the same type of test solution to verify performance and functionality prior to deployment.

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