The Ixia 3500 provides an intuitive solution for validating the performance of synchronisation services and the Carrier Ethernet functions required in next-generation carrier grade IP-based networks.

This feature-rich, accurate and precise solution is equally suited to comprehensive testing of Boundary/Transparent/Slave and SyncE EEC devices essential to the successful implementation of emerging synchronisation technologies like Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) in the LAN.

Key benefits include:

  • Realistic and repeatable network impairment conditions in your lab

  • Improved productivity and time-to-test

  • Increased reliability of your network reducing support costs

  • Precisely reproduce and quickly resolve issues occurring in the field.

  • Synchronous Ethernet.

Synchronous Ethernet

  • 1GbE and 10GbE SyncE wander Tolerance, Transfer and Generation testing to ITU-T G.8262

  • Generate and measure physical layer wander of T1, E1, 1PPS, 10MHz, 2MHz

  • Real-time graphed TIE, MTIE, TDEV wander analysis

  • Automatic pass/fail results to standards masks

  • Capture and real-time view of SyncE ESMC/SSM packets

  • Modify and impair ESMC packets

  • Generate ESMC packets.

IEEE 1588 / PTP and Circuit Emulation

  • ITU-T G.8261, G.827x and MEF18 standards-based test suites

  • Test with any 1588/PTP Profile: e.g., ITU-T Telecom Profiles and IEEE Power Profiles

  • Introduce precise and repeatable packet delay variation (PDV)

  • Record and playback real-world PDV profiles

  • Real-time graphed analysis of PDV (TIE, TDEV, minTDEV)

  • Measure and analyze the Time of Day error of a 1588/PTPv2 stream

  • Measure the Phase Accuracy of a recovered 1PPS signal

  • Measure and analyze recovered clock or TDM signals (2MHz, 10MHz, T1, E1, 1PPS)

  • Capture and real-time view of IEEE 1588 / PTP and CES packets

  • Modify and impair packets

  • Symmetric and asymmetric bidirectional impairment control.

Ethernet OAM and Protection Switching

  • Capture and real-time view of Ethernet OAM packets such as ITU-T Y.1731, IEEE 802.1ag and 802.3ah

  • Introduce impairments to verify OAM functions such as measured delay or performance monitoring statistics

  • Induce controlled protection switching events (ITU-T G.8031, G.8032)

  • Modify OAM packets for negative testing.

Test Interfaces

  • 100M/1G Ethernet RJ45

  • 1G Ethernet optical SFP

  • 10G Ethernet optical SFP+

  • E1 RJ48C

  • T1 RJ48C

  • 2.048MHz BNC

  • 10MHz BNC

  • 25MHz BNC

  • 62.5MHz BNC

  • 125MHz BNC

  • 1PPS BNC.

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