JDSU Introduces Industry’s Most Robust 100 Gigabit Ethernet Test Suite

Posted: August 24, 2009 in Hardware, News
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JDSU today introduced a set of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) test solutions that will help 100GE component developers, network equipment designers and service providers unlock the performance and revenue potential of 100GE technology. The JDSU suite evaluates and verifies components, subassemblies and network equipment. Additionally, it helps service providers ensure reliable performance on new network builds.

According to the research firm IDC, 100G solutions are poised to come to market faster than 40G. Demand for 100G is accelerated by access technologies and services converging increasingly onto the same networks. This is driving greater capacity and bandwidth requirements and also introducing greater complexity. As the number of services and applications sharing high speed networks increases, IDC believes full testing and compliance takes on greater importance.

“The current shift towards 100 Gigabit Ethernet represents a major discontinuity in network infrastructures that creates a greater importance on the value of testing to ensure quality. At the same time, testing challenges are expanded by the growing service provider focus on customer experience,” said Elisabeth Rainge, IDC’s Director of NGN Operations. “We see JDSU well positioned to meet this challenge in the earliest stages of deployment and beyond.”

Specifically, JDSU solutions support 100GE physical layer test including photonic and electrical signal testing as well as protocol testing for layers 1, 2 and 3. The full test solution includes:

  • The JDSU ONT 100G Module for testing optical and electrical interfaces from the physical layer to Ethernet/IP, protocol testing, PCS layer validation and transponder testing.
  • The JDSU Hydra for stressed receiver sensitivity on 100GE systems, including stress generation and stress sensitivity measurement.
  • The JDSU MAP-200 for multiplexing/de-multiplexing, signal conditioning and signal access of 100GE optical signals.

The range of testers covers all key requirements for the early stages of 100GE, including transponder testing/validation, network equipment development, and system verification testing (SVT). Advanced applications support developers in the challenging task of debugging and verifying highly complex 100GE multi-lane, multi-lambda products.

“100 Gigabit Ethernet will further enable manufacturers and service providers to meet the challenge of keeping pace with ever-increasing capacity requirements. It will deliver improved network flexibility and responsiveness to high-bandwidth service demand,” said Dave Holly, president of JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement business segment. “Our 100GE solutions will help network equipment manufacturers and service providers bring reliable products and services to market quickly–and seize initial opportunities to gain market footholds.”

About JDSU 100G Solutions

The JDSU ONT 100G Module offers leading precision to measure the IP/Ethernet layer. The tool analyzes packets and provides unmatched characterization capability. In addition, it offers unique applications for per-lane and per-lambda virtual BERT using an intuitive user interface for faster analysis and debugging. The 100G Module supports generation and measurement of the skew of multi-lane signals at the full range, one of the key challenges in 100GE systems. In addition, JDSU offers a complete solution for transponder characterization.

JDSU 100GE testers provide a broad range of interface options: transponders which are compliant with the CFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) to cover a wide range of systems with line rates of 40 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s and 112 Gb/s, supporting both 4×25 Gb/s and 10×10 Gb/s, as well as an electrical interface for direct measurement in electronics. The MDIO control interface of the CFP transponder offers remote supervision via an external connector. OTU4 capabilities are offered.

100GE testers from JDSU draw from the company’s history of innovation and expertise. JDSU currently provides one of the industry’s most complete 40G test portfolios and was involved in some of the first 40G field turn-ups. JDSU 40G products include the ONT, TestPoint, MAP-200, Hydra, and T-BERD((R))/MTS platforms; the ONT was the first all-in-one tester for 40/43G, including jitter and wander.

About JDSU Carrier Ethernet Solutions

JDSU offers a single-source Carrier Ethernet test portfolio that facilitates analysis of all seven layers of Metro Ethernet services. The JDSU portfolio provides the industry’s deepest set of test features in an integrated, end-to-end approach to testing Metro Ethernet products and services, including lab and service verification, development and production, installation and maintenance, troubleshooting and overall service assurance. The portfolio offers NEMs and service providers worldwide the confidence to successfully build, deploy, and manage Ethernet and Business Class solutions.

About JDSU

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at http://www.jdsu.com.

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