Tsunami provides first test solutions for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN based on OTN G.709 features and a multi-slot test solution for Next Generation SONET/SDH
ALMONTE, CANADA, November 3, 2003 - Innocor, a leading provider of broadband network test equipment, today introduced new capabilities for its Tsunami test platform. The 10GbE LAN module is the industry's first test solution offering Forward Error Correction (FEC) support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) LAN based on Optical Transport Network (OTN) G.709 features. The Tsunami shelf system is also the first to provide a multi-slot test solution for Generic Framing Procedure (GFP) and Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) with up to 16 fully independent modules for the test and verification of next generation SONET/SDH.
Companies, whether equipment or chip developers or manufacturers, are demanding multi-functional solutions that offer the flexibility to test various transport and data protocols. Innocor's modular approach offers the flexibility for tight integration with multiple protocols including OTN, GFP, VCAT, SONET/SDH, 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet and ATM.
"The latest additions to our test equipment portfolio were developed in response to an increased customer demand for testing capabilities for 10GbE LAN beyond G.709 rates as well as for Next Generation SONET/SDH," said Randy Gill, President of Innocor. "Our equipment combines advanced features across multiple protocols, offering a flexible, easy-to-use solution for a wide range of test scenarios in R&D labs and manufacturing."
The new capabilities provide Innocor with an advanced portfolio of options for its Tsunami test platform. The 10GbE LAN hardware module can be factory-equipped with an OTN hardware option for a resultant line rate of 11.095Gbps. The new GFP/VCAT option offers next generation SONET/SDH testing capabilities at OC-48 / STM-16 rates. Innocor is also adding ATM testing support to its portfolio for the OC-3/STM-1 and OC-12/STM-4 interfaces of the multi-rate module.
Innocor's Tsunami shelf system offers traffic loading, error injection, monitoring and payload analysis, and boasts superior port density, a result of its multi-slot design. It is available in two mainframe configurations - 3 slot or 17 slot - both allowing flexible configuration of interface types, transmission rates, protocol support and port density. In addition to an intuitive Java-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), all test modules offer automation and scripting capabilities through a telnet or RS-232-based Command Line Interface (CLI).
Tsunami platform key features:
- Integration of transport and data testing with optics (switches, attenuators) in a single, high-density, modular platform.
- Support of up to 16 OC-192/STM-64 or 10GbE LAN ports in one rack.
- OTN G.709 option on the OC-192/STM-64 (OTU-2) and 10GbE LAN (11.095 Gbps) modules.
- Combination of OC-48/12/3/STM-16/4/1 and GbE in one module.
- Extensive protocol support including SONET/SDH, GFP, VCAT, ATM and 1/10GbE.
- Concatenated rates and sub-rate mappings down to STS-1/VC-3 on SONET/SDH.
- Integrated and independent clock rate variations on all SONET/SDH and 1/10GbE rates in addition to line-recovered, BITS/SSU and GPS clocking.
- Redundant 48V DC and standard 110V/220V AC input power.
- Support for Hot Insertion of all modules.
The Tsunami 10GbE LAN module with optional OTN support, the OC-48/STM-16 GFP/ VCAT and OC-3/12/STM-1/4 ATM options on the multi-rate module will be generally available in Q4 2003.
Innocor is an industry-leading designer of test equipment, development systems and core technology for broadband and legacy telecom applications. Established in 1995, Innocor operates three lines of business: Broadband Test Equipment, Engineering Design Services and FPGA Cores. For more information, visit www.innocor.com