Test & Measurement
OTN testing on Exfo FTB IQS-85100G Packet Blazer
By Anthony Capkun
April 26, 2010
Exfo has added optical transport network (OTN) testing capabilities to its FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 100G/40G ethernet test modules. These include OTU4 (111.81 Gb/s) and OTU3 (43.018 Gb/s) full-line-rate testing, as well as framing and forward error correction (FEC) testing as per ITU-T G.709, enabling qualification of 100G ethernet transmission over OTN. These added capabilities are available through a software option for existing 85100G Packet Blazer modules, requiring no additional hardware.