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IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer High-Speed Multiservice Test Module

IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer High-Speed Multiservice Test Module

Powerful Solution for Testing 100 Gigabit SONET, SDH, OTN and Ethernet Services

Rising to the multiservice testing challenges of today and offering the scalability to cover the unforeseeable future, the IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer supports all possible rates up to 100G, as well as a wide range of technologies, including legacy TDM and new packet-based services. This EXFO innovation sets a new benchmark: 10M-to-100G Ethernet, OTU1 to OTU4 (including standard and overclocked rates), OC-3/STM-1 to OC-768/STM-256—all in one small, powerful module.

Housed in EXFO’s IQS-600 platform, the IQS-88100NGE eliminates the need for multiple test boxes, delivering powerful functionalities for testing 100 Gigabit services in a single, advanced solution designed for lab and production-floor environments.

A Game Changer for 100 Gigabit Services

The IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer introduces a new OPEX and CAPEX saving factor, as its FLEX configuration capitalizes on EXFO’s flexible platform architecture to enable any testing capability from 10M to 100G, anywhere, anytime, with simple point-and-click to enable software options. This flexibility guarantees a cost-effective, future-proof offering and ensures immediate access to testing capabilities and faster service provisioning, while avoiding unnecessary costs for shipping back the test equipment.


Regardless of the fact that high-speed technologies and next-generation networks are becoming more and more complex, the IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer addresses all field testing needs up to 100 Gbit/s without sacrificing simplicity. Thanks to EXFO’s highly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), streamlined procedures and predefined configurations, it requires minimal to no training for new users.

In addition, the IQS-600 platform allows you to customize your testing solution. Combine the IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer module with any EXFO optical module for fiber characterization and OSNR qualification, and run them simultaneously to speed up testing.


With the IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer, you can preconfigure OTN (from OTU1 to OTU4, including standard and overclocked rates), Ethernet (from 10M to 100G and SONET/SDH (from OC-3/STM-1 to OC-768/STM-256) bit-error-rate (BER) test parameters, and then load them from the Favorites menu with one click. This allows for simple BER testing even at 40G/100G, with no room for misconfigurations from one test sequence to another.

Furthermore, the preconfigured “Favorites” can be copied from one platform to another. Once the BER test has started, the IQS-88100NGE provides clear results, assorted notifications and real-time pass/fail status via text or icons. Clicking on the pass/fail indicator maximizes this important status to full screen, providing instant, easily understood notification, whether the unit is in your hand or across the room.


The IQS-88100NGE offers an automated RFC 2544 test suite for 10/100/1000M, GigE, 10 GigE LAN/WAN, 40G and 100G Ethernet interfaces at all frame sizes and at full line rate, delivering repeatable test results and error-free circuit certification at 100% utilization.

RFC 2544 is complemented with five Smart Loopback modes. So, whether you are looking to pinpoint loopback traffic from a UDP or TCP layer, or all the way down to a completely promiscuous mode (Transparent Loopback), the IQS-88100NGE can adjust to all loopback situations where the remote unit will return traffic to the local unit by swapping packet overhead up to layer 4 of the OSI stack. The IQS-88100NGE’s Ethernet performance assessment capabilities also include test reports with detailed throughput, frame loss, back-to-back and latency measurements as well as clear histograms, for future reference as to specific SLAs.