Odin

for testing Ethernet traffic of NRZ speeds: 10Mbps / 100Mbps / 1G / 2.5G / 5G / 10G

What is Odin?

Odin Nordic god figureOdin might be the god of war in Nordic mythology, but in the world of Ethernet testing, Odin is a key part of the Valkyrie product line, which is Xena’s stateless Ethernet Traffic Generation & Analysis (TGA) solution.

Odin supports 10G, it/s 6-speed, 10/100/1000M and 2.5/5/10G.

In the Valkyrie line we also have Loki (NRZ testing 10G to 100G), Thor (supports 50G PAM4,it/s PAM4 testing 50G to 400G), and Freya (currently PAM4 testing 100G to 800G and in the future also 1.6 Terabits).

Speeds and technology

Odin uses NRZ technology. NRZ modulation has been used for Ethernet signals sent over data lines for many years. NRZ stands for “non-return to zero” – a modulation technique for serial communications that uses two voltage levels to represent logic 0 and logic 1. Odin supports Ethernet testing of NRZ data rates of 10Mbps/100Mbps/1G/2.5G/5G and 10G.

Hardware

Odin exists in 7 different versions (see table below). Each version is available in Xena’s fixed 1U ValkyrieCompact chassis. Six of the Odin versions are also available as test modules that can be used with Xena’s modular 4U ValkyrieBay chassis.

Software

All Valkyrie solutions includes user-friendly software to make it quick and easy to perform a multitude of relevant performance, QA, compliancy and functional testing: ValkyrieManager, applications for automated RFC 2544, Y.1564, RFC 2889 and RFC 3918 testing, ValkyrieCLI and ValkyrieTimeSynch.

Valkyrie hardware: test module, ValkyrieBay chassis and ValkyrieCompact chassis

See also:

Odin: 7 versions for Ethernet Testing NRZ up to 10G

Odin-10G-1S-6POdin-10G-4S-2P-CombiOdin-10G-5S-6P-CUOdin-5G-4S-6P-CUOdin-1G-3S-6POdin-1G-3S-6P-E*Odin-1G-3S-6P-T1-RJ45
Interfaces 6 SFP+ 2 SFP+
4 SFP
6 RJ45 6 RJ456 SFP 6 SFP 4 RJ45
Ports x
Speeds
6x
10G BASE-SR / LR / DAC
2x
10G BASE SR / LR / DAC

4x
100M / 1G optical or 10M / 100M / 1G Base-T
6x
100M / 1G / 2,5G / 5G / 10G Base-T copper
6x
100M / 1G / 2,5G / 5G copper
6x
100M / 1G optical or 10M / 100M / 1G Base-T
6x
100M / 1G optical or 10M / 100M / 1G Base-T
6 x 100M / 1G Base-T1 copper
2 x 10M Base-T1s copper

For testing Automotive Ethernet ECUs
ValkyrieCompact
ValkyrieBay

*The Odin-1G-3S-6P-E is an enhanced version of Odin-1G-3S-6P:
256 transmit streams (instead of 32), 6 modifiers per stream (instead of 2) and support for Priority Flow Control.

Try it now:

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