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FTBx-88400NGE 400G Power Blazer Lab


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Network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) must deal with skyrocketing demands for more bandwidth, including in lab and R&D and in core networks, as service providers are constantly expanding their networks while seeking efficient and cost-effective ways to deploy high-speed links. Enter the new, FTBx-88400NGE Power Blazer module. It offers a complete suite of 400G testing capabilities that can transition smoothly from lab to field. In addition, when portability is needed, the FTBx-88400NGE can be inserted into the FTB-4 Pro for the most compact 400G solution on the market so it can be easily transported within and outside the lab environment

Technical information


Key features

  • 400G Ethernet testing capabilities based on the draft IEEE 802.3bs standard
  • FlexE (Flex Ethernet) testing capabilities with low- and high-speed Ethernet clients
  • Integrated CFP8, SFP28/56 and 4 x QSFP28 interfaces to facilitate the testing of next-generation 400G networks with support for 25G and 50G Ethernet testing
  • SFP28 interface to address the new 25G Ethernet signals and FC32X for added versatility
  • SFP56 PAM-4 interface with support for 50G Ethernet testing
  • Compatible with EXFO’s LTB-8 Rackmount Platform featuring hot-swap capability for lab use and best-in-class 400G port density with up to two modules running simultaneously
  • Supported by EXFO Multilink, a web-based application for easy multi-user management and remote access
  • Supports quick optical transceiver validation and sanity check using iOptics, an intelligent pluggable optics test application
  • Supports EXFO TFv-Test Function Virtualization, including FTB Anywhere floating licenses and FTB OnDemand time-based licenses for ultimate flexibility


Compatible with rackmount platforms

The new, FTBx-88400NGE Power Blazer is compatible with EXFO’s LTB-8 Rackmount Platform featuring the ability to support up to two modules running simultaneously for the industry’s only solution that can test up to 800G

400G Ethernet

The FTBx-88400NGE offers advanced Ethernet testing capabilities, including forward error correction monitoring and validation. The FTBx’s 400G Ethernet testing capabilities include:

  • 400G Ethernet MAC PCS/PMA/PMD layer testing
  • FEC KP4 RS(544, 514) decoding and error correction
  • Alarms/errors generating and monitoring
  • Skew measurement per lane
  • FEC testing
  • BER monitoring


The Flex Ethernet (FlexE) function supports one or more bonded 100GBASE-R PHYs supporting multiple Ethernet MAC operating at a rate of 10, 40, or n x 25 Gbit/s. Flex Ethernet is a key data center technology that helps data centers deliver links that are faster than emerging 400G solutions.

FlexE testing capabilities include:

  • FlexE groups
  • Mixed Ethernet client types
  • Client ID edition
  • FlexE alarms/errors generation and monitoring

Advanced Optics Support

The following transceivers are supported on the FTBx-88400NGE: SFP28, SFP56, QSFP28, CFP8

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