EXFO adds more modules for testing networks

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has added two more modules that can be plugged into its handheld FTB-200 Compact Platform for testing metro and long-haul networks.

The Quebec City company said the FTB-8525 and FTB-8535 Packet Blazer modules provide comprehensive testing capabilities for Fibre Channel network deployments and also support an optional test suite for complete performance validation of Ethernet services.

The multi-service modules offer fully integrated datacom testing, providing 1 Gbit/s, 2 Gbit/s, 4 Gbit/s and 10 Gbit/s full-line-rate Fibre Channel traffic generation and analysis. Key performance tests include bit-error rate (BER) testing, round-trip latency measurement and buffer-to-buffer credit estimation. These modules also combine complete Ethernet service performance validation through RFC2544 and BER testing, and LAN/WAN Ethernet testing capabilities from 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s.

As with all other Packet Blazer modules, the FTB-8525 and FTB-8535 modules are fully compatible with the FTB-400 Universal Test System and can be combined with other optical, transport or datacom modules for a solution tailored to unique testing requirements. There is also an IQS-85X5 version, hosted inside EXFO’s IQS-500 or IQS-600 platform, to address the network equipment manufacturing market.

The FTB-200 also takes SONET/SDH, DSn/PDH or optical return loss test modules.