Z01sx Odin

The Z01sx Odin is an enhanced version of Xena’s low-cost 6 port 1 Gigabit Ethernet test module. It offers more transmit streams, more modifers per stream and support for Priority Flow Control.


An enhanced version of Xena’s standard Z01s Odin test module, the Z01sx Odin is a 6 port 1 Gigabit Ethernet test module that offers more transmit streams (256 instead of 32) six modifiers per stream (instead of 2), plus support for Priority Flow Control.

The Z01sx Odin is available for both the 4U 12-slot XenaBay chassis and the robust transportable 1U XenaCompact chassis, and is provided with a full range of complimentary software.

Top Features

  • Supports Priority Flow Control (PFC)
  • 256 tx streams
  • 6 modifiers per stream
  • Free software
  • Three years’ free SW updates
  • Three years’ free hardware warranty
  • Free tech support for product lifetime

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  1. Interface category

    10/100/1000M Ethernet

  2. Number of test ports

    6 x 10/100/1000M

  3. Interface options

    10/100/1000BASE-T* or 1000BASE-X (SFP-MSA) or 100BASE-FX** or 100BASE-BX**

    * Requires Finisar SFP transceiver FCLF-8521-P2BTL with sgmii host interface

    ** Requires Source Photonics SFP transceivers with sgmii host interface

  4. Number of transceiver module cages

    6 x SFP

  5. Port statistics (Counter size: 64 bits)

    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

  6. Adjustable Inter Frame Gap (IFG)

    Configurable from 16 to 63 bytes, default is 20B (12B IFG + 8B preamble)

  7. Transmit line rate adjustment

    Ability to adjust the effective line rate by forcing idle gaps equivalent to -1000 ppm (increments of 10 ppm)

  8. Transmit line clock adjustment

    From -400 to 400 ppm in steps of 0.001 (shared across all ports)


    Supported (configurable IP and MAC address per port)

  10. Field upgradeable

    System is fully field upgradeable to product releases (FPGA images and Software)

  11. Histogram statistics (Counter size: 64 bits)

    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

  12. Tx disable

    Enable/disable of optical laser or copper link

  13. IGMPv2 multicast join/leave

    IGMPv2 continuous multicast join, with configurable repeat interval

  14. 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)


  1. Number of transmit streams per port

    256 (wire-speed) continuous

  2. Test payload insertion per stream

    Wire-speed packet generation with timestamps, sequence numbers, and data integrity signature optionally inserted into each packet.

  3. Stream statistics (Counter size: 64 bits)

    TX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes, FCS error

  4. Bandwidth profiles

    Burst size and density can be specified. Uniform and bursty bandwidth profile streams can be interleaved

  5. Field modifiers

    16-bit header field modifiers with inc, dec, or random mode. Each modifier has configurable bit-mask, repetition, min, max, and step parameters. 6 modifiers per stream.

  6. Packet length controls

    Fixed, random, butterfly, and incrementing packet length distributions. Packet length from 56 to 16384 bytes (10M: 6500)

  7. Packet payloads

    Repeated user specified 1 to 18B pattern, a 8-bit incrementing pattern

  8. Error generation

    Undersize length (56B min) and oversize length (16384 max. 4)) packet lengths, injection of sequence, misorder, payload integrity, and FCS errors

  9. TX packet header support and RX autodecodes

    Ethernet, Ethernet II, VLAN, ARP, IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, LLC, SNAP, GTP, ICMP, RTP, RTCP, STP, MPLS, PBB, or fully specified by user

  10. Pause Frames

    Responds to incoming pause and PFC (Priority-based Flow Control) frames

  11. 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. 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.


  1. Number of traceable Rx streams per port

    2016 (wire-speed)

  2. Automatic detection of test payload for received packets

    Real-time reporting of statistics and latency, loss, payload integrity, sequence error, and misorder error checking

  3. Jitter measurement

    Jitter (Packet Delay Variation) measurements compliant to MEF10 standard with 8 ns accuracy. Jitter can be measured on up to 32 streams.

  4. Stream statistics (Counter size: 64 bits)

    – 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

  5. Latency measurements accuracy

    ±16/32 ns (opto/elec).

  6. Latency measurement resolution

    8 ns (Latency measurements can calibrate and remove latency from transceiver modules)

  7. 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.

  8. Filter statistics (Counter size: 64 bits)

    Per filter: RX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes.


  1. Capture criteria

    All traffic, stream, FCS errors, filter match, or traffic without test payloads

  2. Capture start/stop triggers

    Capture start and stop trigger: none, FCS error, filter match, payload error

  3. Capture limit per packet

    16 – 16384 bytes. 4)

  4. Wire-speed capture buffer per port

    16 – 16384 bytes

  5. Wire-speed capture buffer per port

    16 kB

  6. Low speed capture buffer per port (3Mbit/sec)

    4096 packets (any size)

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