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FTB-8120NGE/8130NGE Power Blazer Next-Generation Multiservice Test Modules

FTB-8120NGE/8130NGE Power Blazer Next-Generation Multiservice Test Modules

Fully integrated multiservice test solution supporting next-generation SonEt/Sdh, otn, Ethernet and fibre channel test functions


  • The industry’s smallest and most effi cient module, ideal for mobile backhaul and packet transport network deployments
  • Comprehensive Fibre Channel test capabilities (1x, 2x, 4x, 10x)
  • OTN forward error correction (FEC) and optical channel data unit multiplex testing capabilities as per ITU-T G.709
  • Complete bidirectional EtherSAM (ITU-T Y.1564) test suite
  • ODU0 and ODUfl ex for optical transport network (OTN), the technology of choice for transporting Ethernet traffi c over the core network; OAM&P for troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Ability to test all channels simultaneously and real-time error/alarm monitoring to accelerate testing time and improve the effi ciency of development environments
  • Complete Carrier Ethernet services portfolio: PBB-TE, MPLS, IPv4/IPv6 and one-way delay
  • True wire-speed, stateful TCP throughput test for undisputable SLA reinforcement for Ethernet services
  • EXFO Connect-compatible: automated asset management; data goes through the cloud and into a dynamic database

The Choice for Integrated Multiservice Transport Testing

The responsibilities of traditional SONET/SDH telecom field installation personnel have evolved over the last few years. With the advent of packet-aware SONET/SDH add-drop multiplexers—including multiservice transport platforms (MSTPs) and new reconfigurable add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs)—technicians must not only perform traditional SONET/SDH tests, but are now also responsible for verifying packet-based services such as Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel running over the same network elements.

This has resulted in a growing need for multitechnology test solutions to support the deployment, operation and maintenance of these multiservice platforms and the corresponding data-aware SONET/SDH networks.

EXFO’s FTB-8120NGE (2.5/2.7 Gbit/s) and FTB-8130NGE (10/11.3 Gbit/s) Power Blazer test modules  have been designed to specifically address such field commissioning and maintenance requirements, providing SONET/SDH, Ethernet and Fibre Channel test functions in the industry’s smallest and most efficient form factor and setting a new standard for multiservice field testing.


SONET/SDH Service Turn-Up and Troubleshooting

The FTB-8120NGE/8130NGE Power Blazer modules offer a wide range of SONET/SDH test functions ranging from simple bit error rate (BER) testing to advanced characterization and troubleshooting procedures. These functions include:

  • Mixed and bulk payload generation and analysis from 64 kbit/s to 10 Gbit/s
  • High-order mappings: STS-1/3c/12c/48c/192c and AU-3/AU-4/AU-4-4c/16c/64c
  • Low-order mappings: VT1.5/2/6, TU-11/12/2/3
  • Unframed optical signal testing at 10 Gbit/s rate
  • Section/RS, Line/MS, high-order (HO) and low-order (LO) path overhead manipulation and monitoring
  • Section/RS, Line/MS, high-order and low-order path alarm/error generation and monitoring
  • High-order and low-order pointer generation and monitoring
  • K1/K2 OH byte capture
  • Tandem connection monitoring
  • Performance monitoring: G.821, G.826, G.828, G.829, M.2100, M.2101
  • Frequency analysis and power measurement
  • Payload block and replace
  • Frequency offset generation
  • DS1 loopcodes and NI/CSU loopback emulation
  • Automatic protection switching (APS) and service disruption time (SDT) measurements
  • Multichannel SDT measurements and real-time error/alarm monitoring for all STS-1/AU-4 channels
  • Round-trip delay measurements
  • DS1/DS3 auto detection of line-code framing and test pattern
  • Dual DS1/DS3 receiver testing
  • Independent transmitter and receiver testing
  • Through mode analysis
  • Intrusive Through mode
  • Programmable error/alarm injection
  • DS1 FDL
  • Fractional T1/E1 testing
  • DS3 FEAC