Digital Lightwave NIC Platform supports 1.5M/2M to 100G testing in single chassis

Digital Lightwave announced that the NIC Platform can be equipped as a single-chassis test solution from 1.5Mbps/2Mbps to 100Gbps/103Gbps/112Gbps in a single NIC Plus portable or NIC EP rackmount.

The recently announced CSA 4100 module, with CFP-based multi-lane 40G and 100G capabilities, enables the NIC to provide testing at today’s highest network rates while maintaining all lower-speed testing capabilities.
The CSA supports multilane Ethernet 41G and 103G, OTN 43G (OTL-3.4) and 112G (OTL-4.10), and SONET/SDH 40G (STL-256.4). The NIC also features license-based “Test Options” allowing users to add test capabilities as needed.

At Digital Lightwave, we never stand still but we never venture too far from our roots either. While we have all-new modules with more testing capabilities than ever before, we have maintained the same logical industry-leading, easy-to-use GUI,” said Doyle Mills, director of Product Marketing, Lightwave.

We continue to protect our customers’ historical investment in their DLI product portfolio. An example of that versatility is that existing 5-slot NICs can be upgraded with any of the new modules,
including the new CSA 4100 for testing all the way up to 112Gbps. Once again we’ve proven to be the industry’s most cost-effective testing solution,” Mills added.

A NIC with CSA 4100 module plus additional modules for lower-rate testing can be optioned to provide a complete Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and PDH/T-Carrier test solution. The multiple modules work as a complete system to allow mapping from the lowest to highest rates. For
example, ODU-0 with Ethernet or PRBS as a payload can be mapped into OTU-1, OTU-2, OTU-3 or OTU-4 rate.

Digital Lightwave recently announced that the CSA 4100 module for its NIC Platform will support 40G/100G SONET/SDH, OTN and Ethernet testing, making it the industry’s most complete transport
testing solution.

Using pluggable CFP modules, the CSA can support testing at SONET/SDH 40G (STL-256.4), OTN 43G (OTL-3.4) and 112G (OTL-4.10), as well as Ethernet 41G and 103G. For interface testing the CSA also supports unframed BERT testing at all rates and Framed PCS BERT for the Ethernet rates.

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