Ixia, a Keysight Business, and Innovium Collaborate to Demonstrate Interoperability between Switches and Test Equipment at up to 400GE Speeds at OFC 2019

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced successful
interoperability of Ixiaa??s 400 GE test
solutions with the TERALYNXa?? Switch silicon from Innovium,
Inc., a leading provider of networking switch solutions for data
centers. The companies will participate in a live multi-speed 400
Gigabit Ethernet (GE) interoperability demonstration at the Optical
Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference and Exhibition March 5-7, 2019 at
the San Diego, CA Convention Center.

The ecosystem to support 100GE to 400GE is growing rapidly as hyperscale
cloud service providers, carriers, service providers, and enterprises
with data centers such as financial services companies plan to adopt
higher bandwidth Ethernet speeds. It is important that the companies in
the ecosystem work together to support the move to 400GE with joint,
robust solutions.

"This interoperability demonstration illustrates the companies in the
400GE ecosystem working together to support the evolution of 400GE,a??
said Sunil Kalidindi, vice president of product management at Keysighta??s
Ixia Solutions Group. "These tests show the versatility of our 400GE
solutions for testing high density switch silicon and different types of
optical transceivers for 400GE and 200GE speeds as well as the
forthcoming 4x100GE and 8X50GE multi-rate Ethernet speeds that these
optics will eventually support. As the ecosystem evolves, new
implementations of 100GE and 50GE based on PAM4 signaling will enable
companies with data centers to realize the benefits of 400GE no matter
where these high-speed networking products are deployed within the data

The Ixia AresONE-400GE test system enables network equipment providers
to test high-port-density devices such as routers, switches and servers
for all Ethernet speeds, 400GE/200GE/100GE/50GE, based on the
IEEE802.3bs and IEEE802.3cd standards. AresONE is the first high-density
8-port 400GE test system available in a 2 rack-unit (RU) fixed chassis
based on 56 Gb/s electrical interface with PAM-4 encoded signaling that
supports both OSFP or QSFP-DD pluggable interfaces. AresONE runs
IxNetwork, Ixiaa??s field-proven L2/3 emulation performance and scale test
software. AresONE is available in full and reduced performance, 4-port
and 8-port models.

"Customers are keen on interoperability validation to give them
confidence that their end-to-end heterogeneous networks built with
high-capacity switches, DAC cables, active copper cables, and optics
modules operate reliably and error free while delivering the highest
performance,a?? said Amit Sanyal, VP of Product Management and Marketing
at Innovium. "Innovium, the only provider of a low-latency, programmable
12.8Tbps switch silicon in the market, is excited to partner with Ixia
to show interoperability with AresONE, an industry-leading test system.a??
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