*1 Communications and Measurement Business Headquarters
The IP traffic load generator/analyzer is a measuring instrument used to test the performance of communications equipment, such as switches and routers configured as the nodes of an IP network, by generating IP data and receiving the data for analysis. In addition, the generator/analyzer is used to evaluate the performance of end-to-end transmissions or transmissions between relay points via a network made up of those pieces of equipment. Our company has developed the AE5511 Traffic Tester Pro, a measuring instrument equipped with various multi-port interface units and capable of flexibly meeting measurement needs in IP network testing. With the Windows-based graphical user interface (GUI) software, the AE5511 supports multi-user, multi-interface operating environments. This paper explains the basic configuration of the AE5511 Traffic Tester Pro, as well as approaches toward the testing of the quality of service (QoS) and the high-precision measurement of full wire rates.