Network bandwidth needs continue to grow at a rapid pace. Network equipment manufacturers are developing highly flexible multi-rate products to support thelatest generation of HSE devices. Service Providers and Hyperscale data centers are deploying multi-rate networking infrastructure solutions to meet this growingmarket.
With these multi-rate requirements, customers demand higher density test equipment. Flexibility is needed to validate the next generation of routers and datacenter fabrics.
Spirent dx3 400G Appliance was developed to meet these specific needs with its industry-leading 2x density advantage for QSFP-DD from nearest competitor. Spirent’s native QSFP-DD platform is a 1U rack mountable appliance and can be configured to support per port (PAM4) 400/200/100/50GbE and (NRZ) 100/50/40/25/10GbE encoding. The appliance also supports Auto Negotiation and Link Training for all speeds including 8x50G AN/LT. Trade-in programs are available for customers interested in upgrading existing hardware to support Auto Negotiation and Link Training and NRZ encoding. The dx3 Appliance also supports Spirent’s Smart Port Technology, a licensed feature that allows single port and speed upgrades for maximum value and flexibility. A high-density 100G mode option is also available allowing support for 4xQSFP28 from a single QSFP-DD port, achieving a maximum of 32x100GbE ports from a single 1U platform.