AresONE 400GE

AresONE-400GE KP4 FEC and BER Test

High-density 8-port QSFP-DD and OSFP test solutions

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  • High port density with 8-ports of 400GE per fixed, 2 RU chassis
  • Supports QSFP-DD and OSFP pluggable interfaces
  • Multi-rate Ethernet with each port supporting line-rate 1x400GE with a fan-out option for 2x200GE, 4x100GE, and 8x50GE speeds
  • First-to-market support for 4x100GE NRZ testing from a QSFP-DD PAM4 port using AEC copper cable technology
  • Runs Keysight's IxNetwork to validate high-scale Layer 2/3 multi-protocol devices for performance and scalability over 400/200/100/50GE speeds
  • Comprehensive L1 BERT, RS-544 FEC statistics, FEC symbol error density distribution, and PCS/FEC symbol error injection testing and Rx eye histogram stats and analysis
  • Simplifies L1 BERT and PCS lanes Tx/Rx standards-based Pass/Fail validation with IxSuiteStore 400GE Transceiver and PCS Testing suite

Keysight 400GE Industry Leadership

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High-Density 400GE Testing

Operators understand that 400GE is the most cost-effective way to keep up with the exponential growth of data center traffic. Current switch silicon will enable capacities of 32-ports of 400GE in a 1-to-2 RU size, and even higher-port-density devices are on the near horizon. To realize the cost efficiencies of 400GE, high density is key to reduce power, cooling, cabling, and rackspace.

When it comes to testing new 400GE equipment, the same is true. Introducing the AresONE 8-port 400GE test solution in a 2 rack-unit fixed chassis, available in QSFP-DD and OSFP variants.

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400GE Testing From the World's Leader in Network Test

AresONE is an 8-port 400GE solution capable of generating up to 3.2Tbps of line-rate traffic in a single chassis. The proven AresONE fixed chassis form factor meets customer requirements for ultra-high-density testing with less rackspace, power, and cooling. Our second-generation 400GE solution is used by the top network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), switch silicon / optical transceiver / ASIC manufacturers, cloud service providers, and carriers to validate and test their 400GE products and network rollouts.

Test all features, at all speeds

Test all features, at all speeds

With the AresONE test solution, you can validate not just 400GE but also other speeds since each port can be used to test 2x200GE, 4x100GE, or 8x50GE multi-rate Ethernet using the same AresONE hardware. Our extensive test capabilities include comprehensive RS-544 forward error correction (FEC) testing and statistics, FEC symbol error injection testing, L1 BERT and the broadest L2/3 protocol coverage, scale, and performance testing with IxNetwork.

Flexibility to Fit Your Budget With Pay As You Grow

When it comes to test hardware and software, AresONE offers you the flexibility to grow with your needs and fit your budget. That's why we made AresONE available in 4-port and 8-port reduced and full models that are field-upgradable from 4-ports to 8-ports, as well as reduced- to full-performance models. While the reduced-performance models are used for packet blasting and RFC benchmarking, the full-performance models are ideal to test carrier-class routers and switches to validate performance and scale of networking protocols.

Flexibility to fit your budget with pay as you grow

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