In a perfect world, Auto-Negotiation & Link Training is always initiated automatically, and the two devices run through the different states in the protocols to negotiate and tune to optimal settings.
However, not all endpoints behave the same and interpretations of the standards varies. Also, the quality of the AN/LT training results are not always consistent which can lead to erratic link stability.
Xena’s new FreyaCompact ANLT Test Appliance was designed to troubleshoot these issues. It provides insight, visibility, and configuration possibilities to the AN and LT process making it easy to analyze DUT behavior during AN/LT, configure and optimize the relevant AN parameters and LT coefficients.
Based on Xena’s award-winning Freya 800G test modules, the FreyaCompact ANLT tester is a small 1U “desktop” tester that is easy to transport from site to site in a 19” flight case.
It’s available in QSFP-DD (C-Freya-800G-ANLT) and OSFP (C-Freya-800G-ANLT-OSFP) versions. Read more by clicking the buttons below.