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GEST-1K: Gigabit Ethernet Service Tester

GEST-1K is a small, lightweight and easy-to-use Carrier/Metro Ethernet service tester for speeds from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps. The device is designed to work without requiring on-site local technicians. Test engineers can control the device remotely from a network operations center. With its minimal size and weight, combined with the capability for wire-line QoS testing and a web-based user interface, the GEST-1K provides cost-effective service and setup testing for Carrier/Metro Ethernet service providers, and it reduces CAPEX and OPEX to support an increasing number of subscribers. GEST-1K makes helps to ensure successful deployment for Carrier/Metro Ethernet service providers, with the best cost performance in the industry.

GEST-1K

Features

  1. Specially designed for Carrier/Metro Ethernet service
  2. Small, light, and simple
  3. Just plug it in: no technicians required on-site, control remotely from an NOC
  4. GbE wire-rate generation and QoS capability
  5. Easy-to-use, web-based user interface
  6. Use an AC adapter or battery power (5 hours)

GEST-1K's hardware architecture is very simple: A high performance SoC-based (System-on-chip) FPGA enables most of the functionalities of the product. In addition to the wire-line transmission and capture related engines, the device contains an Ethernet MAC that guarantees no frame loss in Tx/Rx with a shortest Inter Frame Gap (IFG) of 96bits in GbE. An MIPS-based processor in the device controls the system including the test manager, generation and capture engine, statistics engine and upper layer protocol stacks. The combination of these features brings you the simplest, fastest and easiest Ethernet setup testing with the best cost performance.

GEST-1K Hardware Architecture

GEST-1K Software Architecture

LED side of chassis

Connector side of chassis

GEST-1K Specifications

ParameterDescription
Test PortSFP (ETHER-0)
Control PortsRJ-45 (ETHER-1)
RJ-45 (RS-232C)
VLANIEEE802.1Q
Shaper AlgorithmLeaky Bucket (per user)
(IFG: 96 bits / preamble: 7 Bytes / SFD: 1 Byte is included)
Generation Rate1 kbps - 1000 Mbps / 1 kbps resolution
Frame Size64 bytes - 16,000 bytes (fixed or user defined sequence)
DataUser Definable
Frequency Accuracy±25 ppm
Jitter ±1 μsec
MTBF200,000 hours
Operating Temperature/Humidity0 to 35°C / 30 to 75 %
Storage Temperature/Humidity-20 to 60 °C / 20 to 90 %
Dimensions85 mm (W) × 32 mm (H) × 141 mm (D)
Weight 250 g (AC Adaptor / Battery not included)
PowerAC Adaptor or Li-on Battery

Test Port (ETHER-0) Specifications

ParameterDescription
ConnectorSFP MSA
Interfaces1000BASE-SX (Full Duplex)
1000BASE-LX (Full Duplex)
1000BASE-T (Full Duplex)
100BASE-TX (Full Duplex / Half Duplex)
10BASE-T (Full Duplex / Half Duplex)
MDI / MDI-XAuto MDI / MDIX
(only for 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T)
SFP InterfacesSFP-850-031000BASE-SX
SFP-1310-011000BASE-LX
SFP-RJ45-0110BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
ParameterDescription
ConnectorSFP MSA
Interfaces1000BASE-SX (Full Duplex)
1000BASE-LX (Full Duplex)
1000BASE-T (Full Duplex)
100BASE-TX (Full Duplex / Half Duplex)
10BASE-T (Full Duplex / Half Duplex)
MDI / MDI-XAuto MDI / MDIX
(only for 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T)
SFP Interfaces SFP-850-031000BASE-SX
SFP Interfaces SFP-1310-011000BASE-LX
SFP Interfaces SFP-RJ45-0110BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T

SFP-850-03 Specifications

ParameterDescription
Interfaces1000BASE-SX
ConnectorLC multi-mode(MMF)
Optical Output Power, Average-9.5 to -4 dBm
Spectral Center Wavelength830 to 860 nm
Min. Receiver Sensitivity
@BER= 1×10-12
-17 to 0 dBm
Spectral Center Wavelength770 to 870 nm
RX_LOS De-assert Level-31 to -19 dBm

SFP-1310-01 Specifications

ParameterDescription
Interfaces1000BASE-LX
ConnectorLC Single Mode (SMF)
LC Multi Mode (MMF)
Optical Output Power, Average-9.5 to -3 dBm (SMF)
-11.5 to -3 dBm (MMF)
Spectral Center Wavelength1,280 to 1,345 nm
Min. Receiver Sensitivity
@BER= 1×10-12
-20.5 to -3 dBm
Spectral Center Wavelength1,270 to 1,355 nm
RX_LOS De-assert Level-29.5 to -20.5 dBm

SFP-RJ45-01 Specifications

ParameterDescription
Interfaces1000BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T
ConnectorRJ45
MDI / MDIXAuto MDI / MDIX

ETHER-1 Port Specifications

ParameterDescription
ConnectorModular Jack Connector (RJ45)
Interfaces100BASE-TX (Full Duplex / Half Duplex)
10BASE-T (Full Duplex / Half Duplex)
MDI / MDIXAuto MDI / MDIX