Network Equipment Manufacturers

Test. Improve. Repeat.

NEMs face the challenge of efficiently developing innovative products that can “do more with less”, using the latest technology. The stakes are high which means delivering these products – on schedule – requires rigorous testing of myriad parameters throughout the product development cycle.

Xena delivers test solutions that can cost-effectively verify NEM’s products perform to specifications and live up to the quality and reliability standards – even under extreme traffic conditions.

Using our tried-and-tested Ethernet traffic generation and analysis platforms, Xena has helped manufacturers bring to market numerous different products in multiple segments including switches, routers, gateways, access network devices and firewalls.

Xena’s test solutions for Network Equipment Manufacturers

Broad range of test modules

Xena offers a selection of test modules enabling you to test all Ethernet speeds from 10Mbps to 800Gbps.

Our range includes the latest Ethernet technology with 112G-based Serdes and PAM-4 in our Freya product line. For testing and debugging of the AN/LT protocols we offer our dedicated FreyaCompact ANLT Test Applicance.

Easy-to-use software

Xena’s test solutions include feature-rich software for generating Ethernet traffic and analyzing the result. The primary tool is ValkyrieManager.

There are also test suites for running standard tests such as RFC2544, RFC2889, RFC39118 and Y.1564, and specialized AN/LT tests along with a comprehensive range of powerful scripting and test automation options such as Xena OpenAutomation (XOA), an open-source test automation framework featuring a Python API that runs on any OS.

Robust chassis choices

Choose between the robust scalable 4U ValkyrieBay with space for up to 12 test modules, or the small, easy-to-transport 1U ValkyrieCompact with just one test module.

Exceptional value

All our solutions include the Xena Value Pack which consists of 3 years’ SW updates, 3 years’ HW warranty, free online/email support for the lifetime of the product and free product training.

Together with our low port-pricing, this represents significant savings on the TCO of your Ethernet traffic generation and analysis solutions.

Xena Solutions

… for NEMs

White Papers

… for this industry



A Chinese switch manufacturer urgently needed a traffic generation and analysis solution to test the stability and performance of different switches in an EMC test environment. The challenge, however, was that their Devices Under Test (DUTs) were located in different labs in different buildings, and on different floors.



The R&D department of a major NEM in China was developing new GPON ONU access solutions for transportation. To validate the performance of the new products, they needed to generate Ethernet traffic at 100GE, as well as 25GE and 50GE. Two key requirements were that the test equipment should be portable and provide two 100GE ports.