2-port 40GBASE QSFP+ test module


The Odin-40G-2S-2P is a wire-speed 2-port 40 / 10 G test module using QSFP+ form-factor.

2-port 40GBASE QSFP+ test module

The Odin-40G-2S-2P is a 2-port 40GBASE Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+) test module for our XenaCompact and XenaBay chassis.

This dual-speed test module provides 2 x 40G or 8 x 10G test ports via a simple software configuration and is compatible with 40G QSFP+ compliant transceiver modules, using MPO connectors.

It delivers a breakthrough price/performance benchmark for PRBS, load-stress, and functional testing of Ethernet equipment and network infrastructure.

Interface category 40 and 10G Ethernet
Number of test ports 2 x 40G / 8 x 10G (software configurable)
Interface options 2 x 40GBASE-LR4
2 x 40GBASE-SR4
8 x 10GBASE-iSR4/iSM4 (QSFP+ to 4 x 10GE breakout) (1)
Number of transceiver module cages 2 x QSFP+
Port statistics (2) Link state, FCS errors, pause frames, ARP/PING, error injections, training packet
All traffic: RX and TX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes
Traffic w/o test payload: RX and TX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes
Adjustable Inter Frame Gap (IFG) Configurable from 16 to 56 bytes, default is 20B (12B IFG + 8B preamble)
Transmit line rate adjustment Ability to adjust the effective line rate by forcing idle gaps equivalent to -1000 ppm (increments of 10 ppm)
Transmit line clock adjustment From -400 to 400 ppm in steps of 0.001 ppm (shared across all ports)
ARP/PING Supported (configurable IP and MAC address per port)
Field upgradeable System is fully field upgradeable to product releases (FPGA images and Software)
statistics (2)
Two real-time histograms per port. Each histogram can measure one of RX/TX packet length, IFG, jitter, or latency distribution for all traffic, a specific stream, or a filter.
Loopback modes – L1RX2TX – RX-to-TX, transmit byte-by-byte copy of the incoming packet
– L2RX2TX – RX-to-TX, swap source and destination MAC addresses(3)
– L3RX2TX – RX-to-TX, swap source and destination MAC addresses and IP addresses(3)
– TXON2RX – TX-to-RX, packet is also transmitted from the port
– TXOFF2RX – TX-to-RX, port’s transmitter is idle
– Port-to-port – Inline loop mode where all traffic is looped 100% transparent at L1
Tx disable Enable/disable of optical laser link
IGMPv2 multicast join/leave IGMPv2 continuous multicast join, with configurable repeat interval
Oscillator characteristics • Initial Accuracy is 3 ppm
• Frequency drift over 1st year: +/- 3 ppm (over 15 years: +/- 15 ppm)
• Temperature Stability: +/- 20 ppm (Total Stability is +/- 35 ppm)
Payload Test pattern PRBS 2^31
Error Injection Manual single shot bit-errors or bursts, automatic continuous error injection
Frame size and header Fixed size from 56 to 9200 bytes, any layer 2/3/4 frame header
Alarms Pattern loss, bit-error rate threshold
Error analysis bit-errors: seconds, count, rate
mismatch ‘0’ / ‘1’: seconds, count, rate
logging and analysis of bit-error event timing
PCS virtual lane configuration User defined skew insertion per Tx virtual lane, and user defined virtual lane to SerDes mapping for testing of the Rx PCS virtual lane re-order function.
PCS virtual lane statistics Relative virtual lane skew measurement (up to 2048 bits), sync header and PCS lane marker error counters, indicators for loss of sync header and lane marker, BIP8 errors
Number of transmit streams per port 64 (wire-speed) Each stream can generate millions of traffic flows through the use of field modifiers.
Test payload insertion per stream Wire-speed packet generation with timestamps, sequence numbers, and data integrity signature optionally inserted into each packet.
Stream statistics (2) TX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes, FCS error, Pause
Bandwidth profiles Burst size and density can be specified. Uniform and bursty bandwidth profile streams can be interleaved
Field modifiers 16-bit header field modifiers with inc, dec, or random mode. Each modifier has configurable bit-mask, repetition, min, max, and step parameters. 5 modifiers per stream.
Packet length controls Fixed, random, butterfly, and incrementing packet length distributions. Packet length from 56 to 9200 bytes
Packet payloads Repeated user specified 1 to 18B pattern, an 8-bit incrementing pattern
Error generation Undersize length (56B min) and oversize length (9200 max.) packet lengths, injection of sequence, misorder, payload integrity, and FCS errors
TX packet header support and RX autodecodes Ethernet, Ethernet II, VLAN, ARP, IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, LLC, SNAP, GTP, ICMP, RTP, RTCP, STP, MPLS, PBB, or fully specified by user
Packet scheduling modes – Normal (stream interleaved mode). Standard scheduling mode, precise rates, minor variation in packet inter-frame gap.
– Strict Uniform. New scheduling mode, with 100% uniform packet inter-frame gap, minor deviation from configured rates.
– Sequential packet scheduling (sequential stream scheduling). Streams are scheduled continuously in sequential order, with configurable number of packets per stream.
– Burst. Packets per stream are organized in bursts. Bursts from active streams form a burst group. The user specifies time from start of one burst group till start of next burst group.
Number of traceable Rx streams per port 512 (wire-speed)
Automatic detection of test payload for received packets Real-time reporting of statistics and latency, loss, payload integrity, sequence error, and misorder error checking
Jitter measurement Jitter (Packet Delay Variation) measurements compliant to MEF10 standard with 8 ns accuracy. Jitter can be measured on up to 32 streams.
Stream statistics (2) – RX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes.
– Loss, payload integrity errors, sequence errors, misorder errors
– Min latency, max latency, average latency
– Min jitter, max jitter, average jitter
Latency measurements accuracy ±16 ns (opto/elec).
Latency measurement resolution 8 ns (Latency measurements can calibrate and remove latency from transceiver modules)
Number of filters: – 4 x 64-bit user-definable match-term patterns with mask, and offset
– 4 x frame length comparator terms (longer, shorter)
– 4 x user-defined filters expressed from AND/OR’ing of the match and length terms.
Filter statistics (2) Per filter: RX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes.
Capture criteria All traffic, stream, FCS errors, filter match, or traffic without test payloads
Capture start/stop triggers Capture start and stop trigger: none, FCS error, filter match
Capture limit per packet 16 – 9200 bytes
Wire-speed capture buffer per port 128 kB
Low speed capture buffer per port (10Mbit/sec) 4096 packets (any size)
(1) iSR4 – where “i” represents interoperability between the QSFP+ transceiver with any 10GBASE-SR compliant modules. For iSM4, the “i” represents interoperability between the QSFP+ transceiver with any single mode (SM) 10GBASE-LR compliant modules up to 2 km link length.

(2) Counter size: 64 bits

(3) Only at 10G


  • 2 x 40G or 8 x 10G ports
  • Price/performance
  • Robust form factor
  • Ease of use
  • Free software
  • Three years’ free SW updates
  • Three years’ free hardware warranty
  • Free tech support for product lifetime

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