Z10s Odin

The Z10s Odin is a wire-speed 6-port 10Gbps Ethernet test module.


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

The Z10s Odin is a wire-speed 10Gbps Ethernet test module with 6 ports. Based on Xena’s advanced architecture, the Z10s Odin is a proven solution for testing 10G Ethernet traffic at Layers 2-3. It is available for both the 4U 12-slot Xena B720/2400 chassis and the robust, transportable 1U XenaCompact chassis.

The Z10s Odin comes complete with our powerful, feature-rich XenaManager software – an easy-to-use GUI for handling both routine and advanced test schedules.

Also included is Xena OpenAutomation (XOA), an open-source test automation framework featuring a Python API that runs on any OS. Fast, easy to use and extremely flexible, XOA makes it easy to create tailored tests, as well as run standardized test methodologies like RFC2544, Y.1564, RFC3918 and RFC2889.



  • 6 x 10G ports
  • Price/performance
  • Robust form factor
  • Ease of use
  • 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

    10G Ethernet

  2. Number of test ports

    6 x 10G

  3. Interface options

    6 x 10GBASE-SR / LR / ER / T 3) / Direct Attached Cable (DAC) 1)

  4. Number of transceiver module cages

    6 x SFP+

  5. Port statistics (2)

    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 56 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)


    Supported (configurable IP and MAC address per port)

  9. Field upgradeable

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

  10. Histogram statistics(2)

    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.

  11. Tx disable

    Enable/disable of optical laser or copper link

  12. IGMPv2 multicast join/leave

    IGMPv2 continuous multicast join, with configurable repeat interval

  13. 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) Each stream can generate millions of traffic flows through the use of field modifiers.

  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(2)

    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. 5 modifiers per stream.

  6. Packet length controls

    Fixed, random, butterfly, and incrementing packet length distributions. Packet length from 56 to 16384 bytes

  7. Packet payloads

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

  8. Error generation

    Undersize length (56B min) and oversize length (16384 max.) 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 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(2)

    – 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

    ±8 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(2)

    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. Wire-speed capture buffer per port

    64 kB

  5. Low speed capture buffer per port (10Mbit/sec)

    4096 packets (any size)

  6. (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 traveled over a dispersive Copper Direct attach cable and restore a bit-error rate of 10-12 or better.

    (2) Counter size: 64 bits

    (3) Requires SFP-10G-T-NC Prolabs 10G SFP+ 10GBASE-T

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