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10G Multiservice Test Module — FTB/IQS-8830NGE Power Blazer


Key Features

  • Comprehensive testing for SONET/SDH, OTN and Ethernet interfaces up to 10G
  • Dual-port Ethernet testing up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • iSAM ultra-simple multiservice activation (one of the intelligent apps)
  • OTN testing (as per ITU-T G.709) including forward error correction (FEC)
  • Efficiently assesses Fibre Channel networks with best-in-class coverage via 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 10x and 16x interfaces
  • Packet synchronization turn-up and troubleshooting (SyncE/1588 PTP)
  • True wire-speed, stateful TCP throughput based on RFC 6349 for undisputable SLA enforcement of Ethernet services
  • IPv4 and IPv6 protocol testing capability allowing IP transition stack validation and qualification
  • FTTA framed and unframed CPRI testing, including CPRI service disruption tests (CPRI SDTs)
  • Faster Ethernet service activation with bidirectional EtherSAM (ITU-T Y.1564) and RFC 2544 test suites, multistream traffic generation, Through mode and bit-error-rate (BER) testing
  • OTN, SONET/SDH and Ethernet BER testing (BERT) with real-time pass/fail status, quick action buttons, clear results and assorted notifications
  • Simpler reporting thanks to integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities**
  • FTB Ecosystem and EXFO Connect-compatible with software upgrade manager, as well as automated cloud-based asset and test data management capabilities**
  • Housed in an FTB-500, FTB-2 or FTB-2 Pro Platform complete with integrated optical tools, battery operation, power-up and restore, remote access, GPS capabilities and test reports. Also available in an IQS-600 format allowing for increased port density and customized test environments
  • Offers EXFO TFvTest Function Virtualization, including FTB Anywhere floating licenses and FTB OnDemand time-based licenses
  • *Available only for FTB modules
    **A complete list of all the best-in-class test modules supporting this functionality is available on our FTB OnDemand Web page.

Technical Information


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The Powerful Choice for Multiservice Testing

The ongoing transition towards a converged network infrastructure for SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel (FC) and packet-based Ethernet services requires a test tool that can cover a wide range of interfaces and rates without sacrificing portability, speed or cost. Leveraging the intelligent FTB-2, FTB-2 Pro, the FTB-500 Platform and the IQS-600 multimodule platform, the FTB/IQS-8830NGE Power Blazer streamlines processes and empowers technicians to customize their testing solution in order to efficiently validate SONET/SDH, OTN, FCl and Ethernet circuits.

Powerful Yet Simple

Because next-generation networks are becoming more and more complex, the FTB/IQS-8830NGE Power Blazer module is designed to cover all testing needs up to 10G without sacrificing simplicity. Thanks to a highly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), streamlined procedures and predefined configurations, new users will be able to master this tool with little to no training. By combining the FTB/IQS-8830NGE Power Blazer module with any EXFO optical module for fiber characterization and OSNR qualification, technicians can run both simultaneously, and speed up both testing and time-to-service.

Simplified BER Testing

  • Lets you preconfigure OTN (from OTU1 or OTU2, including standard overclocked rates), Ethernet (from 10M to 10G), SONET/SDH (from OC-3/STM-1 to OC-192/STM-64), and Fibre Channel (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 10x, 16x) BERT parameters before arriving at the test site. After, load them from the Favorites menu with one click.
  • Preconfigured Favorites can be copied from one platform to another, or sent to technicians out in the field via e-mail, where they can load them using the USB port on their platform.
  • Clear results, assorted notifications and real-time pass/fail status via text or icons. Clicking on the pass/fail indicator maximizes this important status to full screen, providing instant and easily understood notification at various distances, whether the unit is in your hand or on the other side of the room.

Ethernet Performance Assessment

  • Offers an automated RFC 2544 test suite for all supported Ethernet interfaces at all frame sizes and at full line rate, delivering repeatable test results and error-free circuit certification at 100% utilization.
  • RFC 2544 is complemented by five Smart Loopback modes: pinpoint loopback traffic from a user-datagram protocol (UDP) or transmission control protocol (TCP) layer, or all the way down to a completely promiscuous mode (Transparent Loopback)—the FTB/IQS-8830NGE can adjust to all loopback situations, through which the remote unit will return traffic to the local unit by swapping packet overhead up to layer 4 of the open-systems-interconnection (OSI) stack.
  • Delivers test reports with detailed throughput, frame loss, back-to-back and latency measurements, in addition to clear histograms for future reference regarding specific service-level agreements (SLAs).

EtherSAM: ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet Service Activation

Supported on the FTB/IQS-8830NGE Power Blazer module for 10M-to-10G Ethernet client services, this new methodology brings numerous advantages, including:

  • Validation of critical SLA criteria, such as packet jitter and quality-of-service (QoS) measurements
  • Faster time-to-service
  • EXFO’s EtherSAM test suite: based on the ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet service activation methodology, this EXFO innovation can simulate all types of services that will run on the network and simultaneously qualify all key SLA parameters for each of these services.

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FTB/IQS-8830NGE Power Blazer

Specification Sheets

Comprehensive test suite for the turn-up, circuit validation and troubleshooting of Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and SyncE/1588 PTP services up to 10G.

Last updated: 2015-12-03

This application note discusses EXFO’s new, intelligent iSAM service activation methodology based on the ITU-T Y.1564 and RFC 6349 standards, which leverages repeatable and automated test processes to simplify and speed up Ethernet and TCP layer-4 testing for greater efficiency and faster time-to-revenue.

Last updated: 2015-10-29


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