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Smart Matrix

Overview

The rapid developments and advancements in network infrastructure introduce new rates and capacities that require additional investments in network traffic generators

for QA process.

 

The Challenge

Network traffic generators may not support the new network rates and typically lack the number of ports required for all the DUTs (Device Under Test). Expansions and upgrades of the traffic generator gear is expansive and yet does not solve the manual cabling efforts required to reconfigure test lab scenarios.

 

The Solution

The CGS Smart Matrix streamlines QA processes by enhancing the network traffic generator with additional ports and rates, and easy to use web UI and graphical canvas.

Use Cases
  • Add tens of 1G/2.5G/10G/25G/40G/100G test ports at a fraction of the price

  • M x N port mapping in multiple rates

  • Upscale low rate traffic generator ports to create 10G/25G/40G/100G test ports

  • Leverage 10G traffic generator port to create 10 x 1G ports or 48 x 100M test ports

  • Filter synthetic (TG) and real traffic to DUTs

  • Monitor traffic between two or more DUTs

  • Simulate port failure without manual operation

 

Product Features

The 1U form factor, reliable CGS L1 Smart Matrix with dual power supply (AC/DC), redundant fans, modern user interface (Web UI, CLI, SNMP, NetConf) and graphical canvas, is available in two models: NPB-I and NPB-II.

NPB-I L1 Smart Matrix

NPB, Network Packet Broker, Visibility Solutions

1U chassis with 48 x 10M/100M/1G/2.5G/10G + 6 x 40G ports (or 72 ports with break-out cables), supporting SFP 10/100/1000 Copper, SFP 1G Fiber, SFP+ 10G Base-T, 2.5G Base-T, SFP+ 10G Fiber, QSFP+ and 40G Fiber

NPB-II L1 Smart Matrix

NPB, Network Packet Broker, Visibility Solutions

1U chassis with 32 x 40G/100G or 128 x 1G/10G/25G with break-out cables, supporting QSFP and QSFP28