Keysight delivers an innovative 16-port 400GE test system to verify the evolving network equipment and data center environment

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March 2, 2021, Beijing, China-Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) released the new AresONE-S 400GE test system to help network equipment manufacturers and data center operators accurately verify complex hybrid 400 Gb Ethernet (GE ) And other low-speed networks and devices. Keysight is a leading technology company dedicated to helping enterprises, service providers and government customers accelerate innovation and create a secure and interconnected world.

Most data center operators have deployed mature technologies based on 100GE (NRZ) coding schemes. However, the advent of higher-speed Ethernet networks such as 400GE has pushed data center networks and multi-rate speed environments to adopt new hybrid signaling and forward error correction (FEC) implementations. The transition from NRZ to four-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM4) requires testing of both encoding methods.

Keysight’s AresONE-S test system can provide 6.4 Tbps load and limit flow, and can detect and debug data transmission errors at multiple Ethernet speeds. In addition, AresONE-S also supports the synchronization of multiple systems, so that a single test system can test 25.6 Tbps network devices and equipment.

Keysight’s AresONE-S test system also provides:

· Ultra-high density 2 rack unit (RU) fixed chassis, the most efficient use of rack space.

· IxNetwork application software, as a layer 2 and layer 3 protocol simulation platform, can use a large number of network protocols and data plane traffic for end-to-end testing to test the performance of the network infrastructure.

· A single test platform supports all seven 400GE PAM4 and 100GE NRZ speeds: 400/200/100/50GE PAM4 and 100/50/40/25/10GE NRZ, so it can test various speeds and FEC methods to meet future needs.

Ram Periakaruppan, Vice President and General Manager of the Network Test and Security Solutions Division of Keysight, said: “Data center operators need to deal with a complex environment that includes multiple signaling technologies and Ethernet speeds, and this environment will continue to evolve. The port density of AresONE-S is twice that of other 400GE test platforms, enabling customers not only to flexibly verify their networks and network equipment, but also to adapt to future needs.”

The AresONE-S fixed rack provides two configuration options: AresONE-S-400GE QSFP-DD high-density 16-port test system and AresONE-S-400GE QSFP-DD high-density 8-port test system. Customers can first choose 4 ports for the 8-port chassis or 8 ports for the 16-port chassis, starting from the test with a small number of ports, and then can add ports and Software options to meet future testing needs.

About Keysight

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company dedicated to helping enterprises, service providers and government customers accelerate innovation and create a secure and interconnected world. From design simulation, prototype verification, production testing to network and cloud environment optimization, Keysight provides a full range of testing and analysis solutions to help customers optimize the network in depth, and then make their Electronic products cheaper and faster To market. Our customers span the global communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronic terminal markets. In fiscal year 2020, Keysight’s revenue reached 4.2 billion U.S. dollars.

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