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First 200Gb PAM4 Ethernet Protocol Analyzer

TLC SierraNet M64814 September 2020 – Teledyne LeCroy announced the support for complete analysis of IEEE 802.3cd based 200GbE Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM4) ethernet links in the SierraNet M648 Ethernet and Fibre Channel Protocol Test System with the latest Net Protocol Suite software version 4.30. SierraNet M648 offers extensive and deep Ethernet protocol analysis, including InFusion traffic impairment tools for both NRZ and PAM4 signaling and is the only dedicated analysis tool in the market to offer complete test and network validation tools covering the full range of ethernet speeds and protocols available.

The growing worldwide reliance on cloud computing requires data centers to move vast amounts of data at ever increasing speeds and to use technologies like PAM4 signaling in their networks. The SierraNet M648 analyzes PAM4 traffic over QSFP-DD and QSFP-56, as well as SFP connections using traditional direct attach copper, active optical cables, and optical transceiver interconnects, which allows network equipment manufacturers and data center managers alike to fully test their network capabilities and identify issues that inhibit network efficiencies.

“The IEEE 802.3cd signaling and data rates are seeing accelerated adoption, and 200GbE is a key element for achieving the high-speed access to cloud and enterprise data storage. With a focus on both the transport layer as well as the supporting storage protocols, the SierraNet is essential for maintaining critical networks, and to improve uptime, energy and resources” said David Rodgers, Senior Product Manager with Teledyne LeCroy.

The Net Protocol Suite is a completely integrated software utility for use with all SierraNet products and includes the industries only event timer and counter functions for creating complex and detailed test matrices. All analysis projects and InFusion impairment scenarios are created and maintained in one tightly integrated and standards compliant package with lifetime updates and revisions included.

To get the latest enhancements and features of SierraNet M648, including the new support for 200Gb analysis, please download the Net Protocol Suite software version 4.30 from the Teledyne LeCroy website.

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