800G Ethernet Testing

(112Gbps SerDes PAM4)

800Gbps Ethernet is here

112Gbps SerDes will double the top Ethernet speed.

We’re ready. Are you?

It took the industry around six years to go from 100Gbps to 400Gbps Ethernet. Now, just two years later, the first 800Gbps Ethernet products are being developed and plans for implementing 1.6Tbps Ethernet are being discussed.

Like the current 400Gbps Ethernet technology, 800Gbps Ethernet is based on Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM4), but it doubles the SerDes speed to 112Gbps and the Baud rate to 56GBaud.

The 112Gbps SerDes technology is the base for new 800Gbps Ethernet developments and also leads to new versions of 400Gbps, 200Gbps and 100Gbps Ethernet systems.

Xena is committed to maintaining its leadership position as a reliable first mover in high-speed Ethernet traffic generation and analysis (TGA) solutions. Just as we were with our Thor 400Gbps test modules, Xena is one of the very first to market with functional 800Gbps framed Ethernet test solutions.

Named Freya (after the Nordic goddess of fertility), this family of test modules uses the new 112Gbps SerDes. Part of the Valkyrie product line, they are compatible with our ValkyrieBay 2400 chassis and will be a stepping stone towards future 1.6 Terabit Ethernet testing.

Freya is designed for 800G switch, transceiver and PHY design validation & Quality Assurance

  • 112G SERDES (PAM4)
  • 800GE, 400GE, 200GE and 100GE
  • QSFP-DD800 and OSFP-800 supported
  • Drives optical transceivers and DACs
  • Auto-Negotiation and Link Training (AN/LT)
  • Full Valkyrie test generation and analysis features
  • Compatible with existing ValkyrieBay chassis
  • Extensive L1 features
  • Test automation via CLI/Python Lib
Ethernet Interfaces (PAM4 112G)
1x800GE: Ethernet Consortium
2x400GE, 4x200GE, 8x100GE : 802.3ck
1x800GE: Ethernet Consortium
2x400GE, 4x200GE, 8x100GE : 802.3ck
Traffic Generation/Analysis Features
100GE: Full Valkyrie traffic generation/analysis
800GE, 400GE, 200GE, 100GE: Transceiver/PHY testing
Full Valkyrie traffic generation/analysis on all speeds
Cage#0 QSFP-DD800 (8x112G) Modes:
1x800GE, 2x400GE, 4x200GE, 8/1x100GE
1x800GE, 2/1x400GE, 4/2x200GE, 8/4x100GE
Cage#1 QSFP112 (1x112G) Modes:
400GE, 2x200GE, 4x100GE

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