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MPA®Multi-Protocol Analyzer

Modular Test Platform

The MPA® Multi-Protocol Analyzer is an advanced packet optical transport traffic generation and analysis platform specifically designed for the demands of R&D, SVT, and manufacturing testing environments. The MPA provides simultaneous independent multi-port testing from 1G to 400G for Ethernet/IP, OTN & SDH/SONET and Fibre Channel.

Advanced and flexible FPGA based test modules provide future proof hardware support for emerging standards. Supports license based test options.

The following test module options are available:


  • Supports up to 6 pluggable test modules which can be configured independently and operated simultaneously
  • Simultaneous and independent Multi-Port, Multi-Protocol, & Multi-User testing
  • Compact 1U x 19” rack mounted chassis with low power and small size footprint for dense application environments
  • Completely modular and fully customer-maintainable platform designed for 24x7 operation
  • Intuitive remote GUI with simple, consistent setup and workflow across all test modules
  • Comprehensive test automation and CLI scripting, supports both native Python API and SCPI CLI
  • Pay-As-You-Go platform allowing test modules to be easily added on-site and new capabilities to be downloaded
  • Significantly reduces the amount of testing equipment, required footprint, and test time


Ethernet/IP Traffic Generation & Analysis

  • Full line rate layer 1-4 multi-stream, throughput, frame loss, latency, packet jitter, and BERT characterization
  • PCS & RS-FEC layer testing
  • RFC 2544 and Y.1564 compliance testing
  • Service disruption time (SDT) measurement

OTN Traffic Generation & Analysis

  • OTL and FEC layer testing
  • Multi-Channel OTN testing with support for parallel testing of up to 80xODU0s
  • Advanced multi-stage OTN multiplexing with Ethernet, GFP, Fibre Channel, SDH/SONET, & PRBS clients
  • Complete overhead/trace generation and analysis with byte capture
  • Thru mode with error & alarm stimulus testing
  • Service disruption time and delay measurements

SONET/SDH Traffic Generation & Analysis

  • Multi-Channel SONET/SDH testing with support for parallel testing up to 192 channels
  • PRBS and GFP/Ethernet mapping clients
  • Complete overhead/trace generation and analysis with byte capture
  • Thru mode with error & alarm stimulus testing
  • Pointer & APS sequence generation and analysis
  • Service disruption time and delay measurements

Fibre Channel Traffic Generation & Analysis

  • Full line rate throughput, frame loss, latency and BERT characterization
  • FEC layer testing
  • Fibre Channel switch login and performance verification with FLOGI/PLOGI
  • Buffer-to-buffer credit and flow control analysis
  • Service disruption time measurement

Transceiver & Physical Layer Testing

  • QSFP-DD, QSFP56, QSFP28, QSFP+, CFP8, CFP4, SFP56, SFP28, SFP+, SFP module verification
  • Unframed BERT for signal integrity testing
  • Transceiver and MDIO/I2C testing
  • Transceiver module health check feature
  • High speed lane clock stressing/analysis and optical power level verification


MPM-600G Module

  • QSFP28-based module supports six independent 100G/40G Ethernet or OTN transport tests
  • The MPA platform supports up to two MPM 600G modules, providing up to 12x 100G test ports
  • Provides advanced test mode operation for next generation applications such as OTUCn which require multiple PHY ports to be used in parallel for a single test application
  • 100GE, 100GE IEEE 802.3bj Clause 91 RS-FEC for SR4, & 40GE
  • OTUCn (n=1-6), OTU4, OTU3, OTU3e1, & OTU3e2

MPM-400G Module

  • 400G Ethernet and FEC testing
  • CFP8 port

MPM-400AR Module

  • 2x 400G Ethernet testing per IEEE 802.3bs
  • QSFP-DD transceivers & cables with I2C read/write
  • 8x50G PAM4 400GAUI-8 electrical interface
  • Physical layer & PAM4 signal integrity testing
  • Comprehensive KP4 FEC layer stressing and analysis
  • MAC/Ethernet/IP layer traffic verification
  • Multi-Lane Unframed BERT/PRBSQ PAM4 pattern testing
  • 2x port QSFP56 & 2x SFP56 ports for additional testing capability

MPM-100AR Module

  • 40/100/100G RS-FEC Ethernet
  • Dual port 10/25/25G RS-FEC Ethernet
  • OTUCn (n=1-6), OTU4, OTU3, OTU3e1, & OTU3e2
  • Dual port OTU2, OTU2e & OTU1e
  • STL256.4 STM256/OC768
  • Dual port 10/16/32G FEC Fibre Channel
  • CPRI Unframed L1 BERT 24.33024G
  • QSFP28 and dual SFP28 ports

MPM-100G Module

  • 40/100/100G RS-FEC Ethernet
  • OTUCn (n=1-6), OTU4, OTU3, OTU3e1, & OTU3e2
  • STL256.4 STM256/OC768
  • CFP4 and QSFP28 ports

MPM-10G Module

  • 10GE LAN/WAN, 1G, 100M, 2500BASE-X, 10M/100M/1000M/10GBASE-T Ethernet
  • OTU1, OTU2, OTU1e, OTU2e, OTU1f, OTU2f
  • SDH STM0/1/4/16/64 & SONET OC1/3/12/48/192
  • Fibre Channel 1/2/4/8/10G
  • CPRI Unframed L1 BERT 614.4M to 12.16512G
  • Dual SFP+ ports

* Digital Lightwave (DLI) was acquired by VeEX in 2016 and it now operates as a wholly-owned division of VeEX Inc.