Gigabit Ethernet Test Suites

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IOL

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
4.1
Testing Days Needed
3 days
Last Modified
2016-10-25
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: v1.0.5, v1.04, v2.0, v2.1, v2.2, v2.3, v2.4, v2.5, v2.6, v2.7, v2.8, v2.9, v3.0, v3.1, 3.2, 4.0.
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
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
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
1.6
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.
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, 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
0.7
Testing Days Needed
2 days
Last Modified
2008-08-22
Abstract
This suite of tests pertains to the operation of the transmitter and the determination of various parametric values as defined in Std. IEEE 802.3 – 2005 Clause 38 for 1000 Base-X optical devices.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v.6
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
0.2
Testing Days Needed
1 week
Last Modified
2009-07-08
Abstract
This suite of tests pertains to the operation of the transmitter and the determination of various parametric values as defined in Std. IEEE 802.3 – 2008 Clause 38 for 1000 Base-CX devices.
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
2.6
Testing Days Needed
2 days
Last Modified
2010-05-03
Abstract
These tests are designed to determine if a product conforms to specifications defined in the IEEE 802.3 standard. 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 properly in many 1000BASE-T environments.
Notes

Tests in section 1 of the PMA Test Suite require the ability to enable Transmitter test modes as defined in clause 40.6 of the IEEE 802.3-2008 Standard (see our What are the 1000-T PMA Test Modes? Tutorial).

Additionally, access to the TX_TCLK is required for a full Transmitter Timing Jitter test (see our What is the TX_TCLK? tutorial). A modified version can be performed without TX_TCLK access, but the results may be inconclusive.

Previous versions of this test suite include: v1.0, v1.1, v1.2, v2.0, v2.1, v2.2, v2.3, v2.4, v2.5.

Status
Fully Documented (Partially Implemented)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
3 days
Last Modified
2010-12-10
Abstract
This suite of tests verifies the PMA sublayer of a 1000BASE-T device capable of Energy Efficient Ethernet operation. Included are tests relating to the transmit voltage and timing characteristics of Low Power Idle signaling.
Notes
Several of the tests included are undergoing development.
Status
Draft (Partially Implemented)
Revision
0,1
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2016-08-28
Abstract
This is the first public draft of the UNH-IOL Ethernet Interspersing Express Traffic Conformance Test Suite (aka Preemption)

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