Z10sx Odin


Flexible 10G 6-port Ethernet test module

The Z10sx Odin test module has 6 ports and supports testing of 4 speeds from 1G up to 10G Ethernet.

Based on Xena’s advanced architecture, the Z10sx Odin is a powerful and flexible test solution that allows independent configuration of speeds on all ports, so users can configure 1G on one port, 2.5G on another port, and so on, ensuring maximum port/speed flexibility.

It can be installed in our 12-slot 4U XenaBay chassis for multi-module setup, or delivered in the 1U XenaCompact chassis, making it a quiet and lightweight Ethernet test solution, with a customized flightcase available for safe, easy transportation.

Includes easy-to-use software and rich automation options
Xena’s XenaManager software is included with every Xena system. This robust multi-user management software lets customers generate advanced traffic streams and analyze traffic patterns via its easy-to-use GUI.

For customers preferring to configure their systems via CLI, the same configurations can be applied using Xena OpenAutomation.

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 can quickly create tailored tests, as well as run standardized test methodologies like RFC2544, Y.1564, RFC3918 and RFC2889.



  • 6-speeds: 10M*, 100M*, 1GE, 2.5GE, 5GE, 10GE
  • Port speed can be configured individually pr. port on the module
  • Integration with WireShark for additional packet analysis
  • Price/performance
  • Ease of use

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  1. Interface category

    10G Ethernet

  2. Number of test ports

    6 x 10G

  3. Interface options

    • 10GBASE-SR / LR / ER / T* or
    • 1000/2500/5000/10G Direct Attached Cable (DAC) or
    • 2500BASE-X (SFP-MSA)** or
    • 1000BASE-X (SFP-MSA) or
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T*** or

    * Requires SFP-10G-T-NC Prolabs 10G SFP+ 10GBASE-T
    ** Requires Prolabs (Addon) 2.5G SFP-2.5GBASE-SX
    *** Requires Finisar SFP transceivers FCLF-8521-P2BTL with sgmii host interface

  4. Number of transceiver module cages

    6 x SFP+

  5. Port statistics

    • 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)

  8. Transmit line clock adjustment

    From -400 to 400 ppm in steps of 1 ppm (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

    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

  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. Loopback modes

    • Off: Traffic flows naturally out of the port
    • L1 RX-to-TX: Any received packet is bounced back through TX
    • L2 RX-to-TX: Same as L1 RX-to-TX yet it also swaps MAC SRC<>DST
    • L3 RX-to-TX: Same as L2 RX-to-TX yet it also swaps IP SRC<>DST
    • TX(on)-to-RX: Packet goes out of TX but also internally direct to RX
    • TX(off)-to-RX: Packet goes directly to RX. Port’s transmitter is idle (No link sync needed)
    • Port-to-port: Any RX packet goes out through TX on the neighbor port (L1)
  15. 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

    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

    24-bit header field modifiers with inc, dec, or random mode. Each modifier has configurable bitmask, min, max, and step parameters. Up to 5 24-bit modifiers can be applied per stream

  6. Packet length controls

    Fixed, random, butterfly, and incrementing packet length distributions. Packet length from 60B to 16384 bytes

  7. Packet payloads

    Repeated user specified 1 to 18B pattern, 8-bit incrementing or decrementing pattern, 16-bit incrementing or decrementing pattern, PRBS-31, Random

  8. Extended payload

    Fixed full custom payloads can be generated for each stream with payload sizes up to 16384 bytes

  9. Error generation

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

  10. 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

  11. Pause Frames

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

  12. 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 in a 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. No. 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

    • 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

  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

    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

  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)


  1. Max. Power

    10 W

  2. Weight

    0.34 lbs (0.155 kg)

  3. Environmental

    • Operating Temperature: 10 to 35º C
    • Storage Temperature: -40 to 70º C
    • Humidity: 8% to 90% non-condensing
  4. Regulatory

    FCC (US), CE (Europe)

  5. Product Numbers (P/N)

    • Z10sx Odin – test module for XenaBay chassis
    • Z10sxc Odin – mounted in XenaCompact chassis

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