Calabasas-based network testing hardware provider Ixia announced today that the firm is slated to begin shipping new hardware for 100 Gigabit Ethernet testing. According to Ixia, its new 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Development Accelerator will provide layer-2 traffic generation and analysis to companies. The new systems will begin shipping in mid-November. Ixia said the new testing equipment is targeted at network equipment and communications chip manufacturers. Ixia's products are used by equipment manufacturers and others for testing their network hardware.