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CMA5000 Universal Transport Analysis (UTA) Module

The perfect tool for testing 10

CMA5000 Universal Transport Analysis (UTA) module

The Universal Transport Analysis - UTA module represents a new generation of tester with this ability to support almost all the existing transport standards: Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN.  With its small size, the UTA module fits in the CMA5000 platform and provides a very portable solution for field engineer.

The UTA module also supports hot pluggable XFP and SFP transceivers. This feature brings a lot of configurability to the module. Whatever the network or equipment to test, the field engineer has the insurance to be able to equip his UTA module with the right optical/electrical interface.

10 Gig Ethernet tests made virtually automatic with the CMA5000-UTA module

The 10GigE application of the Universal Transport Analysis (UTA) module provides a powerful set of test functions for all the technicians and engineers tasked with the installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of  today's 10GigE networks. All they need for testing 10GigE LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY networks is available in one single module including: traffic monitoring and generation, performances analysis according to RFC2544, continuity check (PING), loop back tests in switched networks and more. In particular, RFC 2544 tests are completely automated and provide simple acquisition of Throughput, Frame Loss, Latency and Burstability.

Key Features

  • Support of LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY (option)
  • Pluggable XFP (10GBASE-SR, -LR, -ER, -SW, -LW, -EW)
  • Supports generation & analysis of Ethernet traffic at 100% line load
  • Automated RFC 2544 tests:
    • Throughput
    • Frame Loss
    • Latency
    • Burst ability
  • Channel Statistics function (option)
    • Record traffic (one shoot or continuously)
    • Filter traffic for statistical analysis: per MAC addresses, IP addresses, Protocols<
    • Hexadecimal representation of each frame captured
  • End-to-end tests in switched networks via Reflector mode (automatic swap of MAC/IP addresses)
  • User-programmable thresholds for visual pass/fail indicators
  • Automatic test report in PDF format
  • BERT test (option)
  • Sequence test (option)


The perfect tool for testing 10 Gbps SDH & SONET core networks

SDH and SONET technologies are firmly established in the core and metropolitan networks. STM64 and OC-192 are widely deployed in today's networks. While great care is devoted to warrant a very high quality of transport, in the real world of day-to-day installation, commissioning and maintenance activities things are not always running smooth.To this effect, several important tests are always carried out in order to assess the good behaviour of these networks before turn-up. Similarly, when the network has been turned on, it is paramount to keep monitoring the network health at physical level and beyond.

The SDH/SONET application of the UTA module provides a complete set of test functions for testing SDH/SONET networks at 10 Gbps, among which we find the checking & monitoring of the optical levels, alarm, error & frequency stressing, tributary mapping checking, routing, connectivity and pointer tests on the synchronous payloads, round trip delay measurement, BER tests, automatic protection scheme switching time and more.

As a part of the UTA applications family, the SDH/SONET application is just one test solution among many others. The UTA module has been designed to support almost all the transport standards of modern networks (ex: 10 GigE, Fibre Channel, G.709,...) and represents a new class of tester for the field engineers. One tool is all you need!

Key Features

  • OC-192 and STM-64 interfaces
  • Pluggable XFP ? 1310 nm / 1550 nm
  • Generates and analyzes SONET/SDH frames down to the tributary level (DS1/E1)
  • Automatic Protection Switching time measurement
  • 125 µs measurement accuracy
  • Quality assessment as per G.82X and M.21XX recommendations
  • Round Trip Delay measurement
  • 100 ns of resolution
  • Valuable Functions and Options:
  • Trouble scan, APS, RTD, Concatenation, Tandem Connection Monitoring, ATM, NGN monitoring
  • NGN Monitoring option
  • Monitor several VCAT groups simultaneously
  • VCAT, LCAS, Differential Delay monitoring
  • User-programmable thresholds for visual pass/fail indicators
  • Automatic test report in PDF format


Test all OTN rates up to 11.095 Gbps with one single module

The emergence of ITU-T G.709 recommendation in 2001 ("gNetwork Node Interfaces  for the Optical Transport Network (OTN)") has paved the way for a new generation of DWDM optical transport networks whereby several important mechanisms  enable the following capabilities:

- Management and intelligence in the optical domain.

- Compatibility with all existing network communication protocols.

- Enhancement of about 5-6 dB in optical budget through the use of Forward Error Correction scheme (FEC) The CMA5000-UTA module supports the OTU-1 (2.66 Gbps) and OTU-2 (10.709 Gbps) frame formats as defined in the G.709 recommendation. In addition, the UTA module also supports the 11.049 Gig FEC and 11.095 Gig FEC formats. Both formats are identical to standard OTU-2 frame but with overclocking in order to authorize the mapping of 10GigE-LAN traffic directly into the OTN frame. The 2 rates (11.049 and 11.095 Gbps) correspond to the 2 different methods of mapping into OTU-2: with and without fixed stuff.

Key Features

  • Multi-rates OTN support:
    • OTU-2 (10.709 Gbps)
    • OTU-1 (2.66 Gbps)
    • 11.049 Gbps FEC
    • 11.095 Gbps FEC
  • SDH/SONET mapping into OTU-1/OTU-2 frames
  • ODU-1 mapping into OTU-2
  • Edition of OTN overhead bytes: OTU, ODU, OPU
  • FEC encoder / decoder can be activated / deactivated
  • Poisson error generation according to ITU-T O.182 recommendation
  • Field exchangeable XFP 
  • Automatic test report in PDF
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