Ethernet/IP Tester

Multi-Functional Ethernet Test Solution

PacketExpert™- Multi-Functional Ethernet Test Solution

High-speed Ethernet test solutions for local area networks, industrial devices and applications, metropolitan area networks, wide area networks, and mission critical networks.

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PacketExpert 10GX POD
PacketExpert 10GX mTOP
PacketExpert 10GX RACK


PacketExpert™ 10GX, a multi-functional ethernet tester supporting both Electrical and Optical interfaces, various functionalities and 1G/2.5G/10G capable ports within a single pod for comprehensive testing of wirespeed Ethernet/IP networks. Supported Industry standard functionalities include wirespeed BERT, capture-packets-of-interest and decode, generate events-driven triggers and actions, multi-stream playback, impairment generation, perform RFC2544 / Y.1564 / RFC6349 tests, Stacked VLAN/MPLS tests, and many others.

The PacketExpert™ 10GX includes two 10/1 Gbps Optical ports, and two 10/100/1000 Mbps Electrical/Optical capable ports. The 10/1 Gbps Optical ports can be down-shifted to support 1Gbps Electrical ports, thus offering 4 Electrical / 4 Optical 1 Gbps ports for ethernet testing. The same two 10 Gbps ports can now be converted to 2.5 Gbps ports with an appropriate SFP and a simple software upgrade.

The PacketExpert™ 10GX hardware is more compact with reduced power requirements for high performance and adds 12-port user-configurable TTL trigger option as an important enhancement.


Detailed Features

  • 10/100/1000M Electrical - 4 ports (2 RJ45 and 2 Copper SFP)
  • 100M/1G Optical - 4 ports (SFP)
  • 2.5G Electrical - 2 ports (Copper SFP)
  • 10G Optical - 2 ports (SFP+)
  • Portable form factor - software runs on a PC/laptop connected to the hardware via USB
  • Field testing form factor - software and hardware combined into a windows based box with WiFi support and Web based access. Access software from mobile or tablet connected via WiFi
  • Rack mount form factor - available in 1U rack unit with hardware and software running on a windows box with LAN management port
  • High density form factor - 1U/2U rack based units with 12 or 24 ports, with Windows box
  • Wirespeed Bit Error Rate Testing, optionally complemented by Remote Smart Loopback
  • ITU-T Y.1564, in conjunction with remote Smart Loopback
  • RFC 2544 - Throughput, Latency, Frame Loss, and Back-to-Back performance tests
  • RFC 6349 based TCP Throughput Testing - test with multiple TCP streams
  • Network Emulation - emulate WAN conditions like Bandwidth, congestion and impairments like Latency, Loss and Jitter, Packet Reordering
  • APIs provided in multiple languages - Python and C# for easy automation and integration into automation tools like Labview
  • PacketBroker - non intrusively tap into Ethernet traffic and capture selective traffic at full bidirectional wirespeed. Optional 12 TTL triggers allow to generate TTL trigger on user defined packet detection
  • Multi Stream traffic Generation and Analysis - Send and Receive multiple UDP streams (in conjunction with remote Smart Loopback), and measure Throughput, Packet Loss, Delay, Jitter and Packet Reordering, All from a single port at full wirespeed
  • Non intrusive packet filter/capture at wirespeed - capture and store the traffic for later analysis in GL propreitary or Wireshark formats
  • Smart Loopback - automatically swap MAC/IP Addresses or UDP Ports and loop back incoming traffic. Complements BERT, RFC 2544, Y.1564 and Multi stream UDP testing by acting as a remote responder
  • Playback of canned traffic - playback GL proreitary or Wireshark canned traffic files to emulate real world traffic. Hardware based playback ensures highly precise timing reproduction
  • IPv4, IPv6 testing - test results include IP checksum Errors, IPv4 Packets, IPv6 Packets, IP Non-Test Packet, IP, UDP, TCP, ICMP, IGMP, IGRP, and Other Protocols in IP Packet.
  • Stacked VLAN (QinQ) - upto 3 stacked VLAN supported
  • Stacked MPLS - upto 3 stacked MPLS support


Stand alone Unit

PacketExpert 10GX POD
  • Physical Specification
  • Length: 8.45 in. (214.63 mm)
  • Width: 5.55 in. (140.97 mm)
  • Height: 1.60 in (40.64 mm)

  • External Power Supply - +9 volts, 2.0 Amps

  • Protocols
  • IEEE 802.3ae LAN PHY compliance
  • RFC 2544 compliance

  • Bus Interface - USB 3.0
  • Optional 4-Port SMA Jack Trigger Board
    (TTL Input/Output)

mTOP™ Rack Units

PacketExpert 10GX RACK
  • Dimension
  • 1U/2U mTOP™ - 19” W x 16” L

  • Rack Enclosures
  • 1U mTOP™ (MT001 + 3x PXN100)
    Rackmount Enclosure can support up to 3 PXN100s
  • 2U mTOP™ (MT003 + 6x PXN100)
    Rackmount Enclosure can support up to 6 PXN100s
  • Optional 4 to 12 Port SMA Jack Trigger Board
    (TTL Input/Output)

  • Embedded PC Specifications
  • Intel Core i3, Win10 Pro 64-bit OS
  • USB 3.0 Hub, ATX Power Supply
  • Min 128GB Hard drive, 8G Memory

mTOP™ probe Units

PacketExpert 10GX mTOP
  • Physical Specification
  • Length: 10.4 in. (264.16 mm)
  • Width: 8.4 in. (213.36 mm)
  • Height: 3.0 in. (76.2 mm)

  • Optional 4-Port SMA Jack Trigger Board
    (TTL Input/Output)
  • External USB based Wi-Fi adaptor

  • SBC Specifications
  • Intel Core i3 or optional i7 NUC Equivalent,
    Windows® 10 64-bit Pro Operating System
  • USB 2.0 or 3.0 Ports, ATX Power Supply
  • 256 GB Hard drive, 8G Memory (Min)
  • Two HDMI ports (Optional VGA to HDMI interface)

Ethernet Testers

PacketExpert™ 10GX

  • 2x Optical 10 Gbps ports (10 Gbps BASE-SR, -LR -ER full-duplex SFP)
  • 2x 100 Mbps Base-FX optical interface
  • 2x 2.5 Gbps Electrical ports
  • 4x Electrical 10/100/1000 Mbps ports (Base-T Electrical) OR 4x 1 Gbps Optical (Base-X Optical SFP)

    • Includes 10 Gbps ports downshift to 1 Gbps
    • In 10GX platform 1G mode, each port can be either Electrical or Optical
  • Switch between Electrical to Optical anytime

PacketExpert™ 1G

  • All 4 ports can be electrical supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps Full Duplex mode
  • 2 of the 4 ports can be optical supporting 1000 Mbps line rate Full Duplex mode

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