2.5, 5 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Test Suites

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Conformance

Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
5.3
Testing Days Needed
3 days
Last Modified
2015-06-04
Abstract
This test suite deals with Reception issues such as CRC Errors, Framing Errors, Length Errors, Fragments, etc. as well as Transmission issues, proper spacing, proper preamble and SFD, For Half Duplex devices this also includes collisions, deference, etc. This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functioning of their Clause 4 Media Access Control (MAC) based products. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE 802.3, nor are they purely interoperability tests. Rather, they provide one method to isolate problems within a MAC device. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most environments.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v4.1 v4.2 v4.3 v4.4 v4.5 v4.6, v5.0, v5.1, v5.2
1000BASE-X MAC Test Suites: v1.0, v2003_05_20.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
6.3
Testing Days Needed
3 days
Last Modified
2013-11-18
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functioning of their Clause 28 Auto-Negotiation based products. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE 802.3 Standard, nor are they purely interoperability tests. Rather, they provide one method to isolate problems within an auto-negotiating device. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other auto-negotiating devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most auto-negotiating environments.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v0.5, v1.0, v1.1, v2.0, v3.01, v3.10, v4.0.2, v4.0.3, v5.0, v5.1, v5.2, v5.3, v5.4, v5.5, v5.6, v5.7, v5.8, v5.9.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
2.6
Testing Days Needed
3 days
Last Modified
2006-02-03
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functioning of their Clause 28 Auto-Negotiation based products. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE 802.3 standard, nor are they purely interoperability tests. Rather, they provide one method to isolate problems within an auto-negotiating device. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other auto-negotiating capable devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most auto-negotiating environments.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v1.0, v2.0, v2.1, v2.2, v2.3.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
3.0
Testing Days Needed
3 days
Last Modified
2014-05-01
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functioning of their Clause 28 Auto-Negotiation based products. Though the IOL's Fast Ethernet Consortium has long been performing a Clause 28 Auto-Negotiation test suite targeting the functionality of the Auto-Negotiation state machines specified in clause 28 of IEEE 802.3, that "state machine" test suite rarely focused on system level device issues. System level issues in this context refer to interoperability problems which occur between an auto-negotiating end-user device and its link partner even though the device's Auto-Negotiation state machines and associated registers may be functioning properly. These issues typically occur as a result of a problem with the device's management, whereby the underlying Auto-Negotiation mechanism may perform properly, but then the device's management acts or reacts inappropriately. While many end-user devices utilize the same underlying Auto-Negotiation mechanism (typically embedded in a PHY), most devices have very different management and user level control. The focus of the tests within this Auto-Negotiation Management System Test Suite is to examine the functionality of the Auto- Negotiation management entity of a device.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v1.0, v2.0, v2.1, v2.3, v2.4, v2.5, v2.6.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.7
Testing Days Needed
2 days
Last Modified
2014-06-11
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functioning of their Clause 31 Flow Control (PAUSE) implementations. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE 802.3, nor are they purely interoperability tests. Rather, they provide one method to isolate problems within an implementation. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most environments.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v1997_JUNE, v1999_JULY, v1.0, v1.1, v1.2, v1.3, v1.5. v1.6.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
2.2
Testing Days Needed
1 day
Last Modified
2009-03-24
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functioning of their Clause 22, Clause 28, and Clause 40 Auto-Negotiation based products. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE 802.3, nor are they purely interoperability tests. Rather, they provide one method to isolate problems within an Auto-Negotiating device. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other Auto-Negotiating devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most Auto-Negotiating environments.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v1.0, v1.1, v1.2, v1.3, v1.4, v1.5, v1.6, v1.7, v1.8, v2.0, v2.1.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
2 days
Last Modified
2008-05-12
Abstract
This test suite verifies the electrical characteristics of Clause 70 1000BASE-KX devices.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
3 days
Last Modified
2015-03-23
Abstract
This document contains tests designed to verify the proper use of the Clause 45 MDIO Register set for an IEEE802.3 device that implements Auto-Negotiation for Twisted Pair media PHYs.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
0.2
Testing Days Needed
2 days
Last Modified
2007-12-05
Abstract
This test suite verifies the electrical characteristics of 10GBASE-KX4 devices.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.2a
Testing Days Needed
1-2 days
Last Modified
2005-06-07
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functioning of their Clause 46 Reconciliation Sublayer (RS) based products. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE 802.3, nor are they purely interoperability tests. Rather, they provide one method to isolate problems within an RS device. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most environments.
Notes
Previous versions available: v1.0, v1.1, v1.2
Status
Fully Documented (Partially Implemented)
Revision
1.1
Testing Days Needed
2 days
Last Modified
2011-06-13
Abstract
This test suite verifies the electrical characteristics of 10GBASE-KR devices.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v1.0
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.1
Testing Days Needed
1-2 days
Last Modified
2003-02-03
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
0.30
Testing Days Needed
1 week
Last Modified
2015-01-23
Abstract
This suite of tests verifies the startup functionality for Clause 72 10GBASE-KR devices.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.3b
Testing Days Needed
2-5 days
Last Modified
2004-07-24
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functioning of their Clause 48 Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) based products. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE 802.3, nor are they purely interoperability tests. Rather, they provide one method to isolate problems within a PCS device. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most environments.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v1.0, v1.1, v1.2c.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
2 days
Last Modified
2011-03-23
Abstract
This suite of tests verifies the ability for Backplane Ethernet devices to Auto-Negotiate using IEEE 802.3ap Clause 73 Backplane Ethernet Auto-Negotiation.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
3-5 days
Last Modified
2005-09-30
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functioning of their Clause 49 Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) based products. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE 802.3, nor are they purely interoperability tests. Rather, they provide one method to isolate problems within a PCS device. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most environments.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v0.4.
Status
Draft (Active)
Revision
0.1
Testing Days Needed
1-2 days
Last Modified
2004-02-12
Notes
Equipment support from Tektronix and Circadiant must be arranged in advance to support this testing.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
1-2 days
Last Modified
2003-11-18
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
0.2
Testing Days Needed
1-2 days
Last Modified
2005-03-23
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.3
Testing Days Needed
2 days
Last Modified
2011-01-28
Abstract
This test verifies a 10GBASE-T device's Transmit Electrical Characteristics.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v1.2, v1.1, and v1.0.
Status
Draft (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
2 days
Last Modified
2015-07-16
Abstract
This test suite is used to verify the characteristics of a 10GSFP+ Cu cable assembly.
Status
Draft (Partially Implemented)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
2 Weeks
Last Modified
2016-03-25
Abstract
This test verifies a 2.5G/5GBASE-T device's Transmitter and Receiver Electrical Characteristics.
Notes
This is built around Clause 126 of the IEEE P802.3bzTM/D2.0 draft
Status
Draft (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
2 Days
Last Modified
2015-07-16
Abstract
This test suite is designed to verify the electrical signaling, impedance, and receiver characteristics of an SFP+ host.
Status
Draft (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
2 days
Last Modified
2015-07-16
Notes
This test suite is designed to verify the electrical signaling and impedance characteristics of an SFP+ module.

Interoperability

Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
3.0
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2014-06-11
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers identify problems that IEEE 802.3 devices may have in establishing link and exchanging packets with each other. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE 802.3 standard. Rather, they provide one method to verify that the two devices can exchange packets within the bit error ratio specifications established by the IEEE 802.3 standard when operating over a worst-case compliant channel. The interoperability test suite focuses on two areas of functionality to simulate a real-world environment: the exchange of packets to produce a packet error ratio that is low enough to meet a desired bit error ratio, and the ability to detect and establish a link at the optimal speed between two devices that make up a link segment.
Notes
Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other compliant devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most environments.

Previous versions of this test suite include: v2000_08_01, v2000_08_02, v2.0, v2.1, v2.2, v2.3, v2.4.

Key

Fully Documented
Draft