Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive Compliance Testing for 10GBASE-KR and 40GBASE-KR4 Ethernet Backplane Standards

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 5:37pm
Agilent Technologies

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced compliance testing support for 10GBASE-KR Ethernet backplane standards used in networking applications. The N8814A 10GBASE-KR Ethernet compliance application is Agilent’s solution for transmitter tests. It includes 10GBASE-KR and optional 40GBASE-KR4 Ethernet backplane test standards as described in the IEEE 802.3ap specification. The application is compatible with all currently shipping Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes that have bandwidth of 25 GHz or more.

Growing consumer demand for more bandwidth from the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture is driving the need for more network testing. 10GBASE-KR and 40GBASE-KR4 are widely used standards for networking hardware. These standards allow a large number of network devices (including routers, switches and servers) to communicate across an Ethernet backplane.

The Agilent 10GBASE-KR compliance application provides an automated test script that allows engineers to quickly and reliably test Ethernet signals across a backplane. An option is also available for testing 40GBase-KR4 devices using Agilent’s switch matrix. The compliance application can be automated to run over extended periods, and it allows engineers to add incremental user-defined tests.

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