- AresONE-S 16- and 8-port model enables the industry’s highest-density testing in a single platform
- One platform for all 7 speeds: 400/200/100/50/40/25/10GE with PAM4 and NRZ SERDES
- 6.4 Tbps of line-rate traffic, with an option to synchronize multiple chassis to test 25.6 Tbps and beyond switching platforms
- Complete L2/3 protocols emulation with IxNetwork software application
- 2RU fixed chassis form factor to optimize power and cooling requirements
- Flexible reduced, base, upgrade, bundle options for the ability to grow with scaling requirements
Ultra-High-Density 400GE Testing
8x56Gb/s electrical interface, PAM4 encoded technology is becoming popular with 400GE adoption. Most switch ASICs now support this new PAM4 modulation along with the legacy NRZ encoding used for lower-speed technologies—easing the transition from 100GE to 400GE. Testing all 7 speeds from 10GE to 400GE on these platforms has become a new challenge. Bandwidth requirements for internet applications are driving the need for testing line rate traffic of 3.2, 6.4, 12.8, 25.6 Tbps ASICs.
Keysight has extended its industry-leading AresONE 400GE network test platforms to address these evolving market needs.
All-In-One Test Platform with 16-Port Density and 7 Speeds
AresONE-S is our latest addition to the AresONE family, doubling the density of AresONE in the same 2RU fixed chassis form factor. A staggering 6.4Tbps traffic generation capability, stackable to build higher-throughput testbeds gives you a future-proof test platform that can grow with your needs. It enables testing 7 speeds in the same platform with each port capable of the following speeds.
PAM4 Speeds: 1x400, 2x200, 4x100, 8x50GE
NRZ Speeds: 2x100, 4x50, 2x40, 8x25, 8x10GE
Flexibility to Fit Your Budget With Pay As You Grow
When it comes to testing hardware and software, AresONE-S offers you the flexibility to grow with your needs and fit your budget. That's why we made AresONE-S available in 8-port and 16-port reduced and full models that are field-upgradable from 8-ports to 16-ports, as well as reduced- to full-performance models. While the reduced-performance models are used for packet blasting and RFC benchmarking, the full-performance models are ideal to test carrier-class routers and switches to validate performance and scale of networking protocols.
"Proving that next generation 400GE optics can deliver 3.2 Tb speeds are an integral part getting the 400GE ecosystem ready for our customers. Demonstrations of interoperability using a proven test system such as the AresONE are key to bringing 400GE to market.”
Osa Mok, Chief Marketing Officer of InnoLight Technology
"Through strategic collaborations, we are providing the expertise needed to achieve solutions that not only meet the needs of the industry, but also support the speeds that are required for the next-generation of high-speed, high-density networking."
Scott Sommers, group product manager at Molex and co-chair of the QSFP-DD MSA
“We are excited to partner with Keysight to drive 12.8 Tbps TERALYNX switch performance using Keysight’s 400GE solution. Achieving this performance at up to 400GbE speeds is important as we work with customers, system vendors and copper and optical interconnect ecosystem partners to drive successful adoption of solutions based on TERALYNX.”
Amit Sanyal, vice president of product management and marketing of Innovium
Data Sheets 2021.06.18
Keysight AresONE-S-400GE QSFP-DD High-Density 16-Port Test System
Data Sheets 2021.06.18
Keysight AresONE-S-400GE QSFP-DD High-Density 8-Port Test System
Solution Briefs 2020.08.19
AresONE and K400 400/200/100/50GE Cable Guide
Anatomy of a 400GE FEC
Technology is Transforming the World Around Us
Validating the New World of 400 Gigabit Ethernet
AresONE Validates Finisar 200GE/400GE Transceivers
Eliminate FEC Frame Loss in 400GE Optical Links and Components
Application Notes 2020.12.17
IxOS / IxNetwork Synchronization Architectures
Application Notes 2020.06.15
Active Electrical Cable Technology for Ixia 400GE to 4x100GE with PAM4-to-NRZ Conversion