Teledyne LeCroy, the worldwide leader in protocol and measurement solutions, introduces the support for IEEE 802.3ck based 100GbE four-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM4) ethernet links withinside the SierraNet M648 Test Platform with the addition of a trendy 100GbE Layer-1 adapter.
What’s new in this SierraNet M648?
The explosive growth of the information-driven era in conjunction with artificial intelligence (AI) and device learning (ML) is growing an extraordinary name for more network bandwidth and throughput. To satisfy this name, network manufacturers are developing switches, host bus adapters (HBA’s), modules, and infrastructure based mostly on the growing IEEE 802. 3 specifications. Interoperability is high to a persevering with implementation and Layer-1 auto-negotiation and link training are important to ensuring connectivity. Auto-negotiation and link training over the Ethernet interface lets in devices connecting to the network to extrude statistics about their abilities and determine the tempo of the maximum useful communique for the winning conditions.
PAM4 System’s Claim
Faster signaling rates continue to increase susceptibility to errors in noisy environments. To reduce the error rate, systems negotiate transmission parameters that maximize signal quality at the receiver. PAM4 Systems designers are demanding link-layer analysis capabilities to ensure the negotiation among components is effective. As the networking industry moves to 800Gb Ethernet, validating effective 100Gb link training and auto-negotiation is the first step in the process.
With the SierraNet 100GbE Layer-1 adapter, the SierraNet M648 can identify link-interoperability problems between major fabric components such as switches, network interface cards, servers, and Network Attached Storage (NAS). – Nick Kriczky, Vice President of Network Solutions at Teledyne LeCroy.