M6SFP+ Wire-speed 6-port 10G L2-3 test module


The M6RJ45N is a wire-speed 6-port L2-3 test module that can test 10GE, 5.0GE, 2.5GE, 1GE and 100Mbps.

5-speed 6-port 10G L2-3 test module

The M6RJ45N is a wire-speed 6 port 10GBASE-T/5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet test module. Based on Xena’s advanced architecture, the M6RJ45N is a proven 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 M6RJ45N comes complete with Xena’s free XenaManager-2G software – an easy-to-use GUI for handling both routine and advanced test schedules that includes XenaScripting, Xena2544, Xena1564, Xena3918 and Xena2889.

Interface category100 /1000 /2500 / 5000 / 10000M Ethernet
Number of test ports6 x 100 / 1000 / 2500 / 5000 / 10000M
Interface options1 x 10GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3an)/ 5GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz)/ 2.5GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz)/ 1000BASE-T (IEEE 802.3ab) / 100BASE-T (IEEE 802.3u)
Interface characteristics10GBASE-T operating at 300ft (100m) over CAT6a and CAT7 UTP cable. 5GBASE-T operating on standard Category 6 UTP cable. 2.5GBASE-T, 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)
Histogram statistics(1)Two real-time histograms per port. Each histogram can measure one of RX/TX packet length, IFG, or latency distribution for all traffic, a specific stream, or a filter
Tx disableEnable/disable of copper link
IGMPv2 multicast join/leaveIGMPv2 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)
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. 4 modifiers per stream.
Packet length controlsFixed, random, butterfly, and incrementing packet length distributions. Packet length from 56 to 10000 bytes
Packet payloadsRepeated user specified 1 to 18B pattern, an 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) can be measured on up to 32 streams
• 100/1000/10000M: Jitter measurements compliant to MEF10 standard with 8 ns accuracy
• 2500/5000M: TBD
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• 100/1000/10000M: ±8 ns.
• 2500/5000M: TBD
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
4xframelengthcomparatorterms (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
• 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


  • Multiple speeds incl. 2.5 & 5GE
  • Ease of use
  • Advance architecture
  • Free software (incl. XenaManager-2G, XenaScripting, Xena2544, Xena1564, Xena3918 and Xena2889)
  • Free software updates (3 years)
  • Free hardware warranty (1 year)
  • Free tech support (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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