Network Emulation

Test. Improve. Repeat.

Network emulation with E100 Chimera

Real-life network scenarios and conditions are hard to predict in advance. It is therefore important to stress test the resiliency of solutions before deployment.

E100 Chimera is a compact, but scalable impairment testing solution with proven high accuracy performance. It supports O-RAN test cases and can exceed these requirements so solutions can be tested under abnormal or extreme conditions.

Multiple impairments can be applied simultaneously with unrestricted concurrent testing on several ports at the same time. Testing can be fully automated with CLI scripting (e.g., Tcl, Telnet, Bash, Python), XOA scripting (Python) or XOA REST APIs.

Pairing E100 Chimera with Xena’s traffic generators lets test engineers use one GUI to both generate and impair traffic i.e., a complete test environment to be controlled via a single user interface.

E100 Chimera provides the flexibility, scalability, and automation needed from an impairment testing solution at a price-point below equivalent solutions on the market today without compromising on performance, port-speed, or capabilities.

Leading global O-RAN vendors, SIs and service providers trust E100 Chimera to provide the assurance they and their customers need to deliver reliable performance.

E100 Chimera Product Details

E100 Chimera (P/N E100q Chimera) is available as a 2-slot test module for a XenaBay chassis (P/N B2400). Or as a quiet desktop-sized standalone chassis called the ChimeraCompact (P/N C-E100q Chimera)

Chimera Traffic Emulator Module

Xena’s test solutions for Network Emulation

Broad range of test modules

Xena offers a selection of test modules enabling you to test all Ethernet speeds from 10Mbps to 800Gbps.

Our range includes specialised versions adapted for specific industries such as the E100q Chimera. This test module can be used to emulate network impairments such as jitter and latency to perform though testing of time critical data transfers.

Easy-to-use software

Xena’s test solutions include feature-rich software for generating Ethernet traffic and analyzing the result. The primary tool is XenaManager.

There are also test suites for running standard tests such as RFC2544, RFC2889, RFC3918 and Y.1564, and specialized AN/LT tests along with a comprehensive range of powerful scripting and test automation options such as Xena OpenAutomation (XOA), an open-source test automation framework featuring a Python API that runs on any OS.

Robust chassis choices

Choose between the robust scalable 4U XenaBay with space for up to 12 test modules, or the small, easy-to-transport 1U XenaCompact with just one test module.

Exceptional value

All our solutions include the Xena Value Pack which consists of 3 years’ SW updates, 3 years’ HW warranty, free online/email support for the lifetime of the product and free product training.

Together with our low port-pricing, this represents significant savings on the TCO of your Ethernet traffic generation and analysis solutions.

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