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Ixia offers Xcellon-Lava for 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet testing/Delta Electronics

 Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) has unveiled the Xcellon-Lava, the latest version of its high-speed Ethernet (HSE) test family. Xcellon-Lava offers two 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interfaces in a single-slot configuration, with enhanced capabilities for routing, switching, and application-layer testing.Ixia says Xcellon-Lava combines high density with Xcellon’s high-performance architecture. Xcellon-Lava offers up to 24 HSE 100GbE test ports or up to forty-eight 40GbE QSFP+ ports in a single Ixia 12-slot chassis. Each Xcellon-Lava interface card offers two 40/100GbE dual-speed CFP MSA-compatible ports or up to four 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces.The Xcellon architecture, with the company’s IxNetwork application, gives the Xcellon-Lava card the processing power needed for switch, router, and end-user services emulation, Ixia asserts. Ixia’s Xcellon architecture uses multicore processors and extensive on-board memory to provide the level of emulation required to simulate the control- and data-plane environment for test of high-capacity networking devices.Xcellon-Lava generates line-rate traffic to measure routing and switch-forwarding performance, and simulates Internet-scale routing environments. It also provides Layer 1 testing through BERT capabilities. It also includes test capabilities for PCS-lane technology.Xcellon-Lava will be available in the third quarter of 2011. A CXP interface for Xcellon-Lava is planned for release in the first quarter of 2012.GigOptix, Inc. (OTCQB: GGOX) says it will supply HXT/R5004 four-channel 10-Gbps VSCEL driver and receiver amplifier chipsets to Delta Electronics, Inc. for use in active optical cable (AOC) and pluggable products.The HXT/R5 chipset family has been designed to support multiple applications ranging from 1 to 10 Gbps per channel and enable designers to optimize the tradeoff between power dissipation and performance of the optical link, GigOptix says. The chipset offers 30% less power dissipation at 10 Gbps than the previous chip generation, 2.0 dB better receiver sensitivity under typical operating conditions, and the addition of advanced monitoring and power reduction functions, GigOptix adds.“Our partnership with Delta Electronics will bring an entirely new level of data speeds and broadband access – Delta’s implementation of our HXT/R5004 chipsets for their QSFP AOCs and pluggables will enable their customers’ systems with lower power dissipation, simpler design, and better overall performance than any of the competitors,” said Dr. Raluca Dinu, general manager and vice president of the GigOptix Optics Product Line.“GigOptix components will enable Delta Electronics to quickly get to market with competitive AOCs and pluggable products,” said Ted Kuo, drector, Broadband Module BU, CPBG, Delta Electronics. “We selected GigOptix as our trusted partner because they bring years of experience in the parallel optical market, and our integration of their HXT/R5 solution is only the beginning of what will be a very profitable relationship for both Delta and our customers.”

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