Network Emulation

Test. Improve. Repeat.

Network emulation with 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.

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 Chimera with Xena’s Valkyrie TGA 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.

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 Chimera to provide the assurance they and their customers need to deliver reliable performance.

Chimera Product Details

Chimera (P/N Chi-100G-5S-2P) is available as a 2-slot test module for a ValkyrieBay chassis (P/N Val-C12-2400G). Or as a quiet desktop-sized standalone chassis called the ChimeraCompact (P/N C-Chi-100G-5S-2P)

Chimera Traffic Emulator Module
Chimera ChimeraCompact
ValkyrieBay 2020

Xena’s test solutions for Network Emulation

Broad range of test modules

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

Our range includes the latest Ethernet technology with 112G-based SerDes and PAM-4 in our Freya product line. For testing and debugging AN/LT protocols we offer our dedicated FreyaCompact ANLT Test Appliance.

Easy-to-use software

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

There are also test suites for running standard tests such as RFC2544, RFC2889, RFC39118 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 ValkyrieBay with space for up to 12 test modules, or the small, easy-to-transport 1U ValkyrieCompact 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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