Ixia's Xcellon™ load modules are the highest performing and most scalable application traffic generation solution available in the industry. The Xcellon-Ultra™ NP offers complete layer 2-7 packet generation, routing, and application testing functionality in a single load module.
The Xcellon-Ultra NP load module combines the processing power and resources of up to twelve per-port CPUs into one physical port, providing the highest layer 4-7 line-rate performance -- unmatched by any other layer 4-7 test solution. Any of the twelve Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports can be used individually or aggregated through the single 10GbE port. Each test port supports wire-speed layer 2-3 traffic generation and analysis, high-performance routing/bridging protocol emulation, and true layer 4-7 application subscriber emulation and traffic generation. The twelve GbE ports can be used to build an ultra-high density test environment for auto-negotiable 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet over copper and fiber. With twelve slots per XGS12 chassis, up to 144 GbE and twelve 10GbE test ports are available in a single test system.
Xcellon-Ultra NP can meet the challenge of next-generation advanced networking and security platforms. Each GbE port contains a powerful RISC processor running Linux, and a complete testing-optimized TCP/IP stack. The Xcellon-Ultra NP ports incorporate a technology unique to the test and measurement industry – network processors. Each Xcellon-Ultra NP GbE port uses multiple network processors that are optimized for layer 4-7 testing.
Xcellon-Ultra NP’s CPU count and NP architecture create a powerful application traffic generation platform that emulates millions of real-world application flows, including voice, video and massive amounts of data.