UNH InterOperability Lab announces Ethernet test solutions

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance solutions for the networking industry, recently announced their custom test tool, the BitPhyer Test Tools, are now available to the publicUltimate Support GS-100 Genesis Single Guitar Stand.

These tools compliment what commercially available tools can do, by stressing the lower, typically/previously untestable physical layers, for Fast, Gigabit, and Automotive Ethernet. Previously only available internally, the public can now test their devices in the same manner that the UNH-IOL would, allowing for immediate debug in any lab around the world.

BitPhyer is a family of hardware platforms used to test the IEEE 802.3â„¢ MAC, Flow Control, PCS, and RS layers for Ethernet devices. This platform is based on Xilinx FPGAs and custom built hardware which are used to create a flexible bit-level based test system. The FPGA based design makes for a flexible platform that can grow beyond the Gigabit Media-Independent Interface and Media-Independent Interface (GMII/MII)-based system.

BitPhyer features bit-level control, allowing manufacturers to test hard-to-reach portions of the standard, such as Clause 49 PCS state diagrams and block encoding/decoding. companies testing in-house will receive faster root cause analysis, decrease testing time for validation, as well as decrease costs for testing by implementing a common set of test cases for easy compliance comparison.

Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL provides independent, broad-based interoperability and standards conformance testing for data, telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies. Combining extensive staff experience, standards-bodies participation and a 28,000+ square foot facility, the UNH-IOL helps companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to the market.