M2SFP+4SFP is a unique test module for flexible Layer 2-3 testing


The M2SFP+4SFP is a unique test module for flexible Layer 2-3 testing
2-port 10G and 4-port 1G.

(*only available in XenaCompact chassis)

Unique test module for flexible Layer 2-3 testing

The M2SFP+4SFP is a wire-speed 2-port 10G and 4-port 1G test module.

Based on Xena’s advanced architecture, the M2SFP+4SFP is only available for the robust transportable 1U XenaCompact chassis.

The M2SFP+4SFP comes complete with Xena’s free XenaManager software – an easy-to-use GUI for handling both routine and advanced test schedules that includes XenaScripting, Xena2544, Xena1564, Xena3918 and Xena2889.

Interface category10G and 1G Ethernet
Number of test ports2 x 10G and 4 x 1G
Interface options2 x 10GBASE-SR / LR / ER / Direct Attached Cable (DAC)(1)and
4 x 10/100/1000BASE-T(2) or 1000BASE-X (SFP-MSA) or 100BASE-FX(2) or 100BASE-BX(3)
Number of transceiver module cages2 x SFP+ and 4 x SFP
Port statistics(4)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 port32 (wire-speed) for 1G ports and 256 (wire-speed) for 10G ports.
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(4)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. 2 modifiers per stream for 1G ports and 5 modifiers per stream for 10G ports.
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 port680 (wire-speed) for 1G ports and
2048 (wire-speed) for 10G ports
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(4)- 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±16/32 ns (opto/elec) for 1G ports and
±8 ns for 10G ports
Latency measurement resolution 8 ns (Latency measurements can calibrate and remove latency from transceiver modules)
Number of filters:- 6 x 64-bit user-definable match-term patterns with mask, and offset
- 6 x frame length comparator terms (longer, shorter)
- 6 x user-defined filters expressed from AND/OR’ing of the match and length terms.
Filter statistics(4)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 port16 kB for 1G ports and
64 kB for 10G ports
Low speed capture buffer per port (10Mbit/sec)4096 packets (any size)
(1) The interface implements discrete PHY devices with built in EDC support that employs sophisticated signal processing techniques to recover a 10 Gbps signal that has travelled over a dispersive Copper Direct attach cable and restore a bit-error rate of 10-12 or better.

(2) Requires Finisar SFP transceiver FCLF-8521-3 with sgmii host interface

(3) Requires Source Photonics SFP transceivers with sgmii host interface

(4) Counter size: 64 bits


  • 2 x 10G ports AND 4 x 1G 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

Includes this free software:

XenaManager-2G software xena-scripting-270 xena-2544-270 xena-2889-270 xena-1564-270 xena-3918-270

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