40/43 Gigabit SONET/SDH/OTN Test Module — IQS-8140 Transport Blazer


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Provides advanced SONET/SDH and OTN test functions at 40/43 Gbit/s transmission rate.

Key features

  • Intuitive, feature-rich GUI with multi-user remote access capabilities
  • OC-768/STM-256 testing with STS-1/AU-3 granularity
  • Supports OTN testing at the OTU3 level including forward error correction (FEC)
  • Supports single and dual stage optical channel data unit ODU multiplexing with SONET/SDH and Ethernet mapped client signals
  • Offers ODU0 (1.25 Gbit/s) container with Gigabit Ethernet and SONET/SDH client signals for qualifying newly and efficiently mapped transport and datacom services over OTN
  • Supports circuit and packet ODUflex testing capabilities for OTN bandwidth optimization
  • Multichannel SDT measurements and real-time error/alarm monitoring for SONET/SDH and OTN
  • Automated test scripting to improve quality, efficiency and repeatability 
  • Part of EXFO’s unified layer 0/1/2/3/4 testing solution


  • SVT, R&D and manufacturing SONET/SDH/OTN multiservice testing and troubleshooting
  • OC-768/STM-256 testing with STS-1/AU-3 granularity
  • OTU3 testing

SONET/SDH and OTN Testing Reaches New Level

Increased demand for data and video services continues to put a strain on existing network equipments, driving the need for higher performance metro and core network equipment. As a result, the shift from 10 gigabit- to 40 gigabit-enabled equipment has accelerated over the last year, and will continue at a strong pace, as network operators strive to ensure their next-generation SONET/SDH/OTN networks are scaled to meet these growing bandwidth demands.

This upgrade to 40 Gbit/s transmission creates new challenges for equipment manufacturers, driving the need for 40 gigabit test equipment to ensure that new network deployments meet industry standards and offer the required service quality and reliability. EXFO's IQS-8140 Transport Blazer, the industry’s most compact 40/43 gigabit lab/manufacturing module, provides advanced SONET/SDH and OTN test functions in a single unit. This module is compatible with the IQS-600 Integrated Qualification System, which also supports 40 Gbit/s physical layer modules such as PMD and OSA, ensuring that users have a truly integrated solution that meets every testing requirement.

SONET/SDH Testing and Troubleshooting

The IQS-8140 Transport Blazer offers 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:

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Sorry this product is discontinued

40/43 Gigabit SONET/SDH/OTN Test Module — IQS-8140 Transport Blazer

Discontinued Date:2014-03-31
End-of-Service Date:2019-03-31

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