Backplane 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, see notes)
Revision
2.1
Testing Days Needed
1 day
Last Modified
2006-02-03
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functionality of their Clause 36 Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) based products. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to IEEE 802.3 standard, 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
Test #36.3.1 Under development.

Previous versions of this test suite include: v1997_SEP, v1997_OCT, v1.8, v1.9, v2.0.
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
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 (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
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
Fully Documented (Active, see notes)
Revision
1.4.5
Testing Days Needed
2 Days
Last Modified
2014-07-24
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functioning of their Clause 37 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: v1.0, v1.0a, v1.0b, v1.1, v1.3, v1.4, v1.4.1, v1.4.2, v1.4.3, v1.4.4.
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
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 (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
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
1.0
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
Draft 1.0
Testing Days Needed
Last Modified
2014-10-02
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the electrical characteristics of their 100GBASE-KR4 PHYs.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
Last Modified
2014-05-19
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the electrical signaling characteristics of their 40GBASE-KR4 PHYs.

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