New Xena Networks 5-speed dual-media test module


The Thor-400G-7S-1P is a 7-speed (400GE, 200GE, 100GE, 50GE, 40GE, 25GE, 10GE) dual media test module

7-speed dual-media test module

The Thor-400G-7S-1P can test seven different Ethernet network speeds: 400GE, 200GE, 100GE, 50GE, 40GE, 25GE and 10GE. This unique flexibility is provided via two physical transceiver cages – one supporting QSFP-DD/56/28/+ transceivers, and the other supporting QSFP56/28/+ transceivers. Both cages can be active simultaneously – except when the QSFP-DD cage runs 400GE, 2 x 200GBASE-CWDM4, 1 x 200GBASE-SR8, 4 x 100GBASE-DR or 8 x 50GBASE-SR/CR.

The Thor-400G-7S-1P supports the latest high-speed Ethernet standards 802.3bs and 802.3cd, as well as legacy standards.

The result is a highly versatile solution for performance and functional testing of network infrastructure and Ethernet equipment that support 400GE including switches, routers, NICs, TAPs, packet-brokers, and backhaul platforms.



Interface categoryQSFP-DD: 400G, 200G, 100G, 50G Ethernet
QSFP56: 200G, 100G, 50G Ethernet
QSFP28: 100G, 50G, 40G*, 25GE and 10G* Ethernet
QSFP+: 40G, 10G Ethernet

* Depending on transceiver capabilities
Number of test ports1 x 400G
2 x 200GE
4 x 100GE
8 x 50GE
2 x 40GE
8 x 25GE
8 x 10GE
Interface optionsQSFP-DD cage:

1 x 400GBASE-DR4, 1 x 400GBASE-FR8/LR8, or
2 x 200GBASE-CWDM4 (dual CS connector), or
1 x 200GBASE-CR8, or
1 x 200GBASE-DR4/SR4/FR4/LR4/CR4, or
4 x 100GBASE-DR, or
1 x 100GBASE-SR4/LR4/CR4, or
8 x 50GBASE-SR/CR, or
2 x 50GBASE-SR2/LR2/CR2, or
1 x 40GBASE-SR4/LR4/CR4, or

QSFP56 cage:

Same as QSFP-DD minus support for 400G speeds, 2 x 200GBASE-CWDM4, 1 x 200GBASE-SR8, 4 x 100GBASE-DR and 8 x 50GBASE-SR/C.

Actual interface options depend on the capabilities of the inserted transceiver. Both cages can be active simultaneously except when the QSFP-DD cage runs 400GE, 2 x 200GBASE-CWDM4, 1 x 200GBASE-SR8, or 8 x 50GBASE-SR/CR. Both cages must run with the same base interface configuration (e.g. 2 x 50G).

** As defined by 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium
Auto Negotiation and Link TrainingIEEE 802.3 Clause 73, Auto-negotiation
Forward Error Correction (FEC)RS-FEC (Reed Solomon) FEC, IEEE 802.3 Clause 119 (200/400GE)
RS-FEC (Reed Solomon) FEC, IEEE 802.3 Clause 91 (100GE)
RS-FEC (Reed Solomon) FEC, IEEE 802.3 Clause 108 (25GE)
RS-FEC (Reed Solomon) FEC, 25/50G Ethernet Consortium (25/50GE)
Number of transceiver module cages1xQSFP-DD/QSFP56/QSFP28/QSFP+ and 1xQSFP56/QSFP28/QSFP+
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
Adjustable Inter Frame Gap (IFG)Configurable from 16 to 56 bytes, default is 20B (12B IFG + 8B preamble)
Transmit line rate adjustmentAbility to adjust the effective line rate by forcing idle gaps equivalent to -1000 ppm (increments of 10 ppm)
Transmit line clock adjustmentFrom -400 to 400 ppm in steps of 0.001 ppm (shared across all ports)
ARP/PINGSupported (configurable IP and MAC address per port)
Field upgradeableSystem is fully field upgradeable to product releases (FPGA images and Software)
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.
Tx disableEnable/disable of optical laser or copper link
IGMPv2 multicast join/leave)IGMPv2 continuous multicast join, with configurable repeat interval
Loopback modes• L1RX2TX – RX-to-TX, transmit byte-by-byte copy of the incoming packet
• L2RX2TX – RX-to-TX, swap source and destination MAC addresses (*only at 10G)
• L3RX2TX – RX-to-TX, swap source and destination MAC addresses and IP addresses (*only at 10GE)
• TXON2RX – TX-to-RX, packet is also transmitted from the port
• TXOFF2RX – TX-to-RX, port’s transmitter is idle
• Port-to-port – Inline loop mode where all traffic is looped 100% transparent at L1 (All rates except 400GE)
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)
400/200/100/50/40/25GE PRBS & PCS LAYERS
Payload Test patternPRBS 2^31
Error InjectionManual single shot bit-errors or bursts, automatic continuous error injection
Frame size and headerFixed size from 56 to 9200 bytes, any layer 2/3/4 frame header
AlarmsPattern loss, bit-error rate threshold
Error analysisbit-errors: seconds, count, rate
mismatch ‘0’ / ‘1’: seconds, count, rate
logging and analysis of bit-error event timing
PCS virtual lane configurationUser defined skew insertion per Tx virtual lane, and user defined virtual lane to SerDes mapping for testing of the Rx PCS virtual lane re-order function.
PCS virtual lane statisticsRelative virtual lane skew measurement (up to 2048 bits), sync header and PCS lane marker error counters, indicators for loss of sync header and lane marker, BIP8 errors
Number of transmit streams per port512 (wire-speed) Each stream can generate millions of traffic flows using field modifiers
Test payload insertion per streamWire-speed packet generation with timestamps, sequence numbers, and data integrity signature optionally inserted into each packet.
Stream statistics (2)TX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes, FCS error, Pause
Bandwidth profilesBurst size and density can be specified. Uniform and bursty bandwidth profile streams can be interleaved
Field modifiers16-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.
Packet length controlsFixed, random, butterfly, and incrementing packet length distributions. Packet length from 56 to 12288 bytes
Packet payloadsRepeated user specified 1 to 18B pattern, an 8-bit incrementing pattern
Extended PayloadFixed full custom payloads can be generated for each stream with payload sizes up to 12288 bytes
Custom Data FieldsCustom sequences of payloads can be generated for each stream, using several megabytes of custom payload storage available on each port.
Error generationUndersize length (56B min) and oversize length (9200 max.) packet lengths, injection of sequence, misorder, payload integrity, and FCS errors
TX packet header support and RX autodecodesEthernet, Ethernet II, VLAN, ARP, IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, LLC, SNAP, GTP, ICMP, RTP, RTCP, STP, MPLS, PBB, or fully specified by user
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.
Number of traceable Rx streams per port2016 (wire-speed)
Automatic detection of test payload for received packetsReal-time reporting of statistics and latency, loss, payload integrity, sequence error, and misorder error checking
Jitter measurementJitter (Packet Delay Variation) measurements compliant to MEF10 standard with 8 ns accuracy. Jitter can be measured on up to 32 streams.
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
Latency measurements accuracy±32 ns (opto/elec).
Latency measurement resolution 8 ns (Latency measurements can calibrate and remove latency from transceiver modules)
Number of filters:• 4 x 64-bit user-definable match-term patterns with mask, and offset
• 4 x frame length comparator terms (longer, shorter)
• 4 x user-defined filters expressed from AND/OR’ing of the match and length terms.
Filter statistics (2)Per filter: RX Mbit/s, packets/s, packets, bytes.
Capture criteriaAll traffic, stream, FCS errors, filter match, or traffic without test payloads
Capture start/stop triggersCapture start and stop trigger: none, FCS error, filter match
Capture limit per packet16 – 12288 bytes
Wire-speed capture buffer per port384 kB for 400GE
192 kB for 200GE
96 kB for 100GE
48 kB for 50GE
48 kB for 40GE
32 kB for 25GE
16 kB for 10GE
Low speed capture buffer per port (10Mbit/sec)4096 packets (any size)
Equalization ControlsTx Transmit Equalization Controls
• Pre-emphasis
• Tx Attenuation
• Tx Post-emphasis Signal Integrity Analysis
Optional Auto-Tune of Rx equalizer/CTLE


  • 7-speed flexibility: 400GE, 200GE, 100GE, 50GE, 40GE, 25GE and 10GE
  • Dual media value
  • Price/performance
  • Ease of use
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  • Free 36-month hardware warranty
  • 36 months free software updates
  • Free tech support product lifetime

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