10 Gigabit Ethernet Test Module — IQS-8510G Packet Blazer


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Delivers performance assurance for Ethernet-based frame services; provides all the measurements required for validating traffic, loading and service-level agreements (SLAs) between network elements.

Key features

  • LAN and WAN PHY capability in a single module
  • Fully integrated functionality for assessing the performance of Ethernet transport networks
  • Complete EtherSAM (ITU-T Y.1564) test suite. EtherSAM is the new standard for turning up and troubleshooting mobile backhaul and business Ethernet services
  • Throughput, burstability (back-to-back), latency and frame loss measurements as per RFC 2544
  • EtherBERT™ test functionality for assessing the integrity of 10 Gigabit Ethernet running on WDM networks
  • Multistream generation and analysis, allowing quality of service (QoS) verification through VLAN and TOS/DSCP prioritization testing
  • MPLS, MPLS-TP, PBB-TE and IPv4/IPv6 support for complete Carrier Ethernet validation
  • Part of EXFO's unified layer 0/1/2/3/4 testing solution


  • Performance validation of carrier-grade 10 Gigabit Ethernet services
  • End-to-end characterization and SLA validation

The Choice for 10 Gigabit Ethernet Performance Assurance

EXFO’s IQS-8510G Packet Blazer™ is a fully featured 10 Gigabit Ethernet test and measurement module that offers performance assurance for Ethernet-based framed traffic. Its suite of test applications provides all the measurements required for validating traffic, loading and service-level agreements (SLAs) between network elements.

The IQS-8510G module supports LAN/WAN PHY and is capable of testing signals in their native format, such as 10GBASE-xR or 10GBASE-xW, which are typically used for transport of Ethernet-based LAN-to-LAN services. It is also ideal for testing next-generation SONET/SDH platforms, hybrid multiplexers, dark fiber or xWDM networks running 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Whether in a manufacturing, lab or R&D environment, EXFO’s Packet Blazer series (IQS-8510B/8510G) of modules simplifies and speeds up the development and deployment of Ethernet-based technology.

Key Features

  • Measures throughput, back-to-back (burstability), latency and frame loss as per RFC 2544
  • EtherBERT™ for bit-error-rate testing of 10 Gigabit Ethernet circuits
  • Performs packet jitter measurement (IP packet-delay variation as per RFC 3393) to qualify Ethernet transport networks for transmission of delay-sensitive traffic such as voice-over-IP (VoIP)
  • Q-in-Q capability with the ability to go up to three layers of stacked VLANs
  • LAN PHY and WAN PHY available in a single module
  • Simultaneous traffic generation and reception at 100 % wire speed for 10GBASE-SR, -ER, -LR, -SW, -EW or -LW full-duplex interfaces at all frame sizes
  • UDP, TCP and IP header integrity validation
  • Expert mode capability for defining test pass/fail thresholds
  • Fully complies with the IEEE’s 802.3ae standard
  • Pluggable XFP optical module
  • End-to-end testing using Smart Loopback
  • Service disruption test measurement
  • Transmits and analyzes up to ten streams, providing per-stream measurements for throughput, latency, frame loss and packet jitter
  • Bidirectional RFC 2544
  • Remotely controllable through Visual Guardian Lite software or VNC
  • Configurable advanced filters for in-depth network troubleshooting
  • PBB-TE and MPLS support for Carrier Ethernet
  • Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6 testing)

Manufacturing, Lab and R&D Environments

The one-slot IQS-8510G Packet Blazer module is housed in the IQS-600 Integrated Qualification System, a rack-mount platform ideal for manufacturing, lab and R&D environments. The IQS-600 platform offers up to ten slots that can welcome any combination of modules from EXFO’s full range of industry-proven protocol and optical test modules—a first in the industry.

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Sorry this product is discontinued

10 Gigabit Ethernet Test Module — IQS-8510G Packet Blazer

Discontinued Date:2016-06-30
End-of-Service Date:2021-06-30

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