M2RJ45+ Wire-speed 2-port 10G L2-3 test module


The M2RJ45+ is a wire-speed 2-port 10G L2-3 test module.

Wire-speed 2-port 10G L2-3 test module

The M2RJ45+ is a wire-speed 2 port 10Gbase-T/1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet test module that can scale to 6 ports via a software upgrade. Based on Xena’s advanced architecture, the M2RJ45+ is a cost-effective solution for testing 10G Ethernet at Layers 2-3. It is available for both the 4U 12-slot XenaBay chassis and the robust transportable 1U XenaCompact chassis.

The M2RJ45+ comes complete with a comprehensive suite of management and test application software.

Interface category100/1000/10,000 Ethernet
Number of test ports2 x 100 / 1000 / 10,000M (factory upgradeable to 6 ports)
Interface options10Gbase-T (IEEE 802.3an)/ 1000BASE-T (IEEE 802.3ab) / 100BASE-T (IEEE 802.3u)
Interface Characteristics10GBase-T operating at 300ft (100m) over CAT6a and CAT7 UTP cable cable.
1000Base-T and 100Base-T operating on standard Category 5e UTP cable.
Port statistics(1)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 adjustmentAbility to adjust the effective line rate by forcing idle gaps equivalent to -1000 ppm (increments of 10 ppm)
ARP/PINGSupported (configurable IP and MAC address per port)
Field upgradeableSystem is fully field upgradeable to product releases (FPGA images and Software)
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
Tx disableEnable/disable of optical laser or copper 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)
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
- L3RX2TX – RX-to-TX, swap source and destination MAC addresses and IP addresses
- 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
Number of transmit streams per port256 (wire-speed). Each stream can generate millions of traffic flows through the use of field modifiers
Test payload insertion per streamWire-speed packet generation with timestamps, sequence numbers, and data integrity signature optionally inserted into each packet.
Stream statistics(1)TX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes, FCS error, Pause
Bandwidth profilesBurst size and density can be specified. Uniform and bursty bandwidth profile streams can be interleaved
Field modifiers16-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 controlsFixed, random, butterfly, and incrementing packet length distributions. Packet length from 56 to 16384 bytes
Packet payloadsRepeated user specified 1 to 18B pattern, a 8-bit incrementing pattern
Error generationUndersize length (56B min) and oversize length (16384 max.) packet lengths, injection of sequence, misorder, payload integrity, and FCS errors
TX packet header support and RX autodecodesEthernet, 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. Up to 10000 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 port2016 (wire-speed)
Automatic detection of test payload for received packetsReal-time reporting of statistics and latency, loss, payload integrity, sequence error, and misorder error checking
Jitter measurementJitter (Packet Delay Variation) measurements compliant to MEF10 standard with 8 ns accuracy. Jitter can be measured on up to 32 streams.
Stream statistics(1)- 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±8 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(1)Per filter: RX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes.
Capture criteriaAll traffic, stream, FCS errors, filter match, or traffic without test payloads
Capture start/stop triggersCapture start and stop trigger: none, FCS error, filter match, payload error
Capture limit per packet16 – 16384 bytes
Wire-speed capture buffer per port64 kB
Low speed capture buffer per port (10Mbit/sec)4096 packets (any size)
Energy Efficient Ethernet- Enable/Disable EEE for 10G and 1G speeds
- Enable/Disable low-power mode in the TX direction (independently of the RX direction)
- Monitor active/low-power mode transition activity in both TX and RX direction
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) Read out the SNR for each of the four electrical channels (measured on cable-insert)
(1) Counter size: 64 bits


  • 2 x 10G or 1G or 100Mb ports
  • Upgradeable from 2 to 6 ports
  • Price/performance
  • Robust form factor
  • Ease of use
  • Free software
  • Free 12-month hardware warranty
  • 36 months free software updates
  • Free tech support for product lifetime

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