Raising the bar for high-density testing of emerging 400 GbE core routers and switches with high-scale, complex routing and access protocols, Spirent Communications delivers what it calls the world’s first eight-port, 1U-high rack mountable solution for testing 400/200/100/50 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). The pX3 400G Appliance, a high-density QSFP-DD tester, is designed to validate the forwarding performance and quality of service of ultra-high-scale, next-generation-enabled, multi-terabit routers and switches, all contained in a single rack space. A single pX3 400G appliance offers 8 ports and up to 255 pX3 units can be interconnected to provide synchronized timing for a total of 2,040 ports. Multiple appliances will interoperate with the company’s Ethernet test modules and chassis.
The pX3 400G Appliance incorporates Spirent’s “Enhanced Results”, with context-sensitive drill-down views that enable a user to quickly navigate to specific ports or streams and identify problematic events in a matter of seconds, even with the largest and most complex test configurations. “As the demand for more data and higher speeds continues to increase, Spirent is continually developing new solutions for testing 400G capabilities throughout the network,” said Spirent’s General Manager of Cloud and IP, Abhitesh Kastuar. “Spirent’s latest high port density product provides our customers a lower cost of ownership per port than any other provider of test equipment on the market.” For more information, peruse the pX3 400G Appliance datasheet.