Ixia Ships 100 GigE Test System

Calabasas-based Ixia announced today that the firm is shipping a 100 Gigabit Ethernet test system, which is being used by chip and network equipment manufacturers to test their new high speed networking hardware. Ixia said the new product--its 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Development Accelerator System--provides layer 2/3 traffic generation and analysis. Ixia claims the test system is the first to market. 100 GE is a next generation standard for transmitting high speed Ethernet. Ixia said the first customer of its test system is Nortel.