Ixia announced that it has delivered its first 100-Gigabit Ethernet Development Accelerator System

February 3, 2009

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CALABASAS, Calif. -- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA - News), a leading, global provider of IP performance test systems, today announced that it has delivered its first 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Development Accelerator System (DAS). Ixia is developing 40 and 100 GE test systems as pre-standard tools to provide network equipment and communications chip manufacturers the capabilities that they urgently need for layer-2/3 traffic generation and analysis. Ixia will demonstrate the 100 GE DAS in booth #736 at DesignCon 2009 being held in Santa Clara, CA, February 3-4.

Ixia’s DAS is the world’s first-to-market 100 GE test system. Ixia’s 40 and 100 GE test systems include a unique implementation of the 100 GE physical coding sublayer (PCS) layer with the underlying multilane distribution (MLD) architecture which is compliant with the draft 1.1 standard published in December 2008 by the IEEE 802.3ba task force.

Carriers and data center operators will soon need to deploy 40 and 100 GE networks in order to meet the exponentially growing bandwidth demand. Network equipment and component manufacturers who are building higher speed Ethernet (40 and 100 GE) FPGAs or ASICs must ensure that they are compliant with 100 GE PCS standards. With Ixia’s 100 GE DAS, these manufacturers are able to test to the working IEEE 802.3ba standard for higher speed Ethernet which is expected to be fully ratified in 2010.

Nortel is the first customer to use the 100 GE DAS to test its Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 100GE capabilities and to test the next stage of its 100G Adaptive Optical Engine development, transmitting 100 GE data over a single 100 G wavelength.

“In Nortel’s research and development labs we work with the latest equipment in order to help us keep ahead of the technology curve. We chose Ixia’s 100 GE DAS because it is a market leading implementation,” said Dino DiPerna, vice president of R&D for Metro Ethernet Networks, Nortel. “Ixia’s standards-based test platform provides Nortel with an important tool to accelerate development of emerging 100 GE service functionality and performance.”

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA)

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