|Broadband Forum TR-398i2 Testing Webinar||Lincoln Lavoie, UNH-IOL and Mike Talbert, Verizon||
Please join Lincoln Lavoie, UNH-IOL, and Mike Talbert, Verizon, as they review the upcoming release of Broadband Forum’s TR-398 Issue 2 testing, the latest release in wireless performance testing. TR-398i2 encompasses a set of performance metrics in different scenarios and focuses on Wi-Fi router performance to help benefit broadband gateway vendors and service providers by lowering costs and improving customer satisfaction.
|Tutorials||April 1, 2021|
|NVMe Integrators List Statistics, Dec 2020||Grace Silha||
All things NVMe Integrator's List in this facts graphic. Click to learn and see the evolution of the list, product types listed, and more. The NVMe Integrator's List currently consists of configurations that have proven to be interoperable and conformant to NVMe standards.
|Tutorials||February 9, 2021|
|USGv6 Registry Infographic||Mara Johnson||
Exciting stats to share for the 10th year of the USGv6 Registry! Check below to learn about the products tested, IPv6 capabilities, and more. As of May 2020 there have been 550 total products tested and more to share.
|Tutorials||February 3, 2021|
|NVMe® Integrator's List Process||Mara Johnson||
We have been a leader and expert in NVMe® Testing Services for several years providing conformance and interoperability testing. In addition, storage vendors from around the world test against NVMe standards to qualify them for the NVMe Integrator's List. The NVMe Integrator's List currently consists of configurations that have proven to be interoperable and conformant to NVMe standards. Here is a quick graphic highlighting the process of getting products on the list.
|Tutorials||February 3, 2021|
|Accelerate 1588/PTP and TSN Testing with UNH-IOL vIOLett® Software||Bob Noseworthy & Daroc Alden||
vIOLett® is a family of software packages used to test a product’s conformance to common protocols used in Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). There are vIOLett packages to test 1588, including Telecom and Power Profile, gPTP, MRP, MSRP, MVRP, and CBS. In addition, vIOLett is used to test products for the Avnu Certification Program, including Bridges, Pro AV or Milan Endstations, and Automotive devices. Learn how this tool can help identify areas of improvement during the development process and automate testing, reducing time to market and increasing your product’s reliability. In this presentation, industry experts, Bob Noseworthy and Daroc Alden, UNH-IOL, will review key features of vIOLett and what it means for your TSN testing.
|Tutorials||January 31, 2021|
|Wi-Fi 6 Seminar: Broadband Forum TR-398 Certification Update||Lincoln Lavoie||
Part 5 of octoScope's seminar covering Wi-Fi 6 test methods and standards including live demonstrations of OFDMA testing on the octoBox testbed. Featuring speakers from octoScope, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory and dot11 Labs, this seminar focuses on how testbeds, test methods and data visualization must be enhanced for meaningful Wi-Fi 6 testing.
|External Links||March 17, 2020|
|USGv6 Testing Process||Michayla Newcombe||
Learn about the USGv6 Testing Process including in-house pre testing, all in this downloadable info graphic.
|Tutorials||January 28, 2020|
|USGv6 Informational Webinar||
Check out our latest webinar highlighting updates for the USG Test Program and IPv6 Ready Logo program with industry experts Timothy Winters, UNH-IOL; Michayla Newcombe, UNH-IOL and Doug Montgomery, NIST, as they discuss new updates on the USGv6 Test Program.
|External Links||January 2, 2020|
|vIOLett Test Software for Avnu TSN Certification||
Learn how to configure and use our test tool, vIOLett, to test Time Sensitive Networking to be better prepared for certification testing. vIOLett includes 802.1AS (gPTP); 802.1BA and more for coverage all within the vIOLett for Avnu test package. Check out this demo and install video for more information on vIOLett.
|External Links||December 17, 2019|
|The OCP NIC 3.0 Fixture & What is Means for Datacenters||
The Open Compute Project (OCP) in conjunction with the UNH-IOL, has projects underway to integrate and validate new form factors for using PCIe in servers to address server needs. Let’s now review the limitations typically faced by server manufacturers, such as thermal considerations, connector size, and data rates, and solutions to these limitations in this interview with David Woolf and Mike Klempa at the lab.
|External Links||December 12, 2019|
|Gfast Certification: Past, Present, and Future||
The UNH-IOL offers testing for the Broadband Forum Gfast Testing Certification Program which now includes 212 MHz certification. Testing for device types, including, DPU Devices, CPE, and Gfast chipsets. Learn more about our group test events, Plugfests, the current and future state of Gfast Certification our latest video.
|External Links||December 12, 2019|
|octoScope Equipment: Performance & QoE Testing for Wireless Technology||
Take a video tour of our wireless testing here at the lab with our state of the art octoScope Test Bed. Our wireless testing focuses on performance and quality of experience for the 802.11 WiFi technologies. Our octoScope testbed includes two 26” octoboxes, and one 38” octoBox with controllable turntable. It can also be configured for video over Wi-Fi testing, mesh testing (self-forming, self-healing functions of a mesh), high speed roaming and other wireless tests.
|External Links||December 12, 2019|
|G.fast Certification Test Setup & Calibration||Lincoln Lavoie, Michael Arnoldy||
The forthcoming Broadband Forum G.fast Certification Program, based on the ID-337 test plan, presents a number of unique challenges, including requirements for testing multiple CPEs (customer premise equipment) connected to a DPU (demarcation point unit) using a multi-pair cable. This white paper describes an approach to the construction of a copper cable plant...
|White Papers||May 24, 2019|
|Software Defined Radio (SDR) Based Implementation of IEEE 802.11 WLAN Basedband Protocols||Shravan Surineni||
The IEEE 802.11 family of wireless LAN protocols defines multiple physical layers implementations of which direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS, 802.11b) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM, 802.11a/g) are currently the most popular. Market pressures are forcing the convergence of multiple wireless protocols into the same access device, and shortened product design cycles dictate rapid prototyping of new or enhanced protocols. The computationally intensive signal processing algorithms and high data rates associated with these protocols necessitate dedicated hardware implementation of some portions of the signal processing chain, yet allocating separate hardware resources for each of the standards would make the "universal access device" bulky and inefficient. Re-using the same software-reconfigurable hardware to handle different processing algorithms would enable an efficient, flexible alternative to current prototyping and implementation methods. In this thesis, the feasibility of using Software Defined Radio architectures as a prototyping tool for wireless LAN baseband signal processor implementations is explored. Signal processing architectures and algorithms for DSSS and OFDM protocols were developed in the Simulink and Matlab environments, and were then translated to VHDL hardware descriptions. A reference design for a OFDM transmitter was synthesized for implementation on a Xilinx Virtex II FPGA, and functional and timing simulations verified the design correctness.
|Theses||May 17, 2019|
|Fibre Channel Tutorial||Tim Sheehan||
Fibre Channel is a computer communications protocol designed to meet the many requirements related to the ever increasing demand for high performance information transfer.
|Tutorials||March 26, 2019|
|Fibre Channel Overview||Zoltán Meggyesi||
A technical overview of Fibre Channel
|External Links||March 26, 2019|
|Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Fibre Channel Driver for IP on Linux||Vineet M. Abraham||
Fibre Channel, which is used for high-speed data transfers, supports several higher layer protocols including Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Internet Protocol (IP). Until now, SCSI has been the only widely used protocol over Fibre Channel. IP over Fibre Channel had not been successful mainly due to inadequate specification in the standards. Currently IP specifications have reached a stage where interoperable implementations are possible. Although some support does exist for SCSI on Linux, there is no support for IP on Linux. This thesis aims at designing, developing, testing and evaluating a Fibre Channel driver for IP on Linux.
|Theses||March 26, 2019|
|MIPI InterOperability and Comformance Testing||David Woolf||
Introduction to the Model Industry Processor Interface technology and two ways of testing products associated with the MIPI technology.
|Tutorials||October 24, 2018|
|Why And How To Test IPv6 Interoperability||Timothy Winters||
Check out this podcast as we discuss why testing v6 is crucial, and look at interoperability initiatives including the USGv6 program, a NIST effort to spur v6 adoption. Topics discussed include:
|External Links||August 13, 2018|
|Testing & Interoperability: How the UNH-IOL Continues to Impact NBASE-T Success||Mike Klempa||
Join us for this 20-minute webinar discussing:
|Tutorials||August 9, 2018|
|UNH-IOL Webinar: The Introduction to Broadband Forum WiFi Performance Testing||Lincoln Lavoie||
Please join UNH-IOL’s Senior Engineer, Lincoln Lavoie, on this webinar as he discusses expanded WiFi testing capabilities based on the Broadband Forum’s WT-398 test plan, a set of industry-agreed upon performance testing metrics for WiFi systems that enable service providers to differentiate service offerings and assure wireless quality of service for customers.
|Tutorials||May 31, 2018|
|NVMe and NVMe-oF Plugfest Webinar 9||Kerry Munson & David Woolf||
Join the UNH-IOL as we walk thru which tests are mandatory for Plugfest #9 based on testing from our previous Plugfest (#8). We will review for both NVMe drives and NVMe-oF targets. In addition, we will walk thru the new tests that have been added for NVMe v1.3 features.
|Tutorials||May 11, 2018|
|New & Expanded WiFi Test & Measurement Assures Performance at the Network Edge||Lincoln Lavoie||
In this presentation, Lincoln Lavoie, details new and expanded WiFi testing and measurement capabilities being offered at the lab. Robust testing and measurement is key to the continuous improvement of broadband services, and WiFi performance has become critical to that equation. This is a webinar available on our YouTube page.
|Tutorials||March 7, 2018|
|NVMe Plugfest Webinar||Kerry Munson & David Woolf||
In this webinar Kerry Munson & David Woolf, UNH-IOL, will walk thru new test areas and requirements related to NVMe-MI and NVMe-OF. We will also have a walkthrough on IOL INTERACT including recent updates. This will help attendees prepare for the Plugfest held on Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2017.
|Tutorials||September 27, 2017|
|The History of BASE-T Ethernet||Curtis Donahue, Michael Klempa||
Learn about the history of BASE-T Ethernet and how the technology evolved over time including adjustments to technology, all in this downloadable info graphic.
|Tutorials||September 14, 2017|