As the pressure rises for 100 Gbit/s, you increasingly need to measure the performance of complex modulated signals. The new N4392A optical modulation analyzer is the first of the next generation of 100G instruments.
At Supercomm 2009, Ixia announced it had agreed to buy the N2X data network test line from Agilent. Kelly Maloit, Ixia's director of public relations, explains the move.
The Spirent CEO talks about some of the trends driving demand for test equipment, as well as the need for test automation.