Ethernet/IP Tester

Multi-Functional Ethernet Test Solution

PacketExpert™- Multi-Functional Ethernet/IP Test Solution

High-speed Ethernet/IP 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 is a comprehensive Ethernet/IP test solution supporting industry standard functionalities including wirespeed bit error rate testing (BERT), RFC 2544 / Y.1564 / RFC 6349 tests, packet capture, event-driven triggers and actions, traffic playback, impairment generation, 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 1 Gbps electrical ports, thus offering 4 electrical / 4 optical 1 Gbps ports for Ethernet testing. The same two 10 Gbps ports can be converted to 2.5 Gbps ports with an appropriate SFP and a simple software upgrade.

Detailed Features

  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Electrical - 4 ports (2 RJ45 and 2 Copper SFP)
  • 100 Mbps / 1 Gbps Optical - 4 ports (SFP)
  • 2.5 Gbps Electrical - 2 ports (Copper SFP)
  • 10 Gbps Optical - 2 ports (SFP+)
  • Support for frame lengths from 64 bytes to Jumbo frames (up to 16000 bytes)
  • 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 and an embedded Windows PC
  • 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
  • Emulate impairments such as congestion, latency, loss, jitter and packet reordering
  • APIs provided in Python, C# and TCL for easy automation and integration into tools such as Labview
  • PacketBroker - Aggregated Ethernet network tap and filter. Can include 12 transistor-transistor logic (TTL) triggers based on user defined packet detection
  • Multi stream traffic generation and analysis - send and receive multiple UDP streams and measure throughput, packet loss, delay, jitter and packet reordering 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 previously recorded traffic to emulate real world traffic. Hardware based playback ensures highly precise timing reproduction
  • IPv4 and IPv6 compatibility
  • Stacked VLAN (QinQ) - up to 3 stacked VLAN supported
  • Stacked MPLS - up to 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
  • Physical Specification

    Length: 16 in (406.4)
    Width: 19 in (482.6)
    Height: 1U / 2U
  • Weight: (not including the rails)

    1U with 3x PXN100 : 11 lbs
    2U with 6x PXN100 : 22 lbs
  • 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 Unit

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 and optical

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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