Ether11.Genius award in Interop Japan

Built-in Rubidium clock
ideal hold over for PTP
test and Analysis

Ether.Genius foot

PTP master/slave emulation
Phase: TE, max |TE|, d|TE|, c|TE|
SyncE, T1/E1, 1/2/10MHz, 1pps, GNSS

Ether.Genius front

Equipped with 4xSMA, 2xSFP+
3xRJ45, 2xBNC, DTE/DCE ports

Ether10.Genius Network interfaces

Ether10.Genius platform interfaces and Datacom Network interfaces

wander test of PTP and SyncE

Built-in Rubidium

Compare vs. VEEX / VIAVI
Genius = VALUE for money


Built-in Rubidium Ether.Genius is a handheld tester 100% suitable for labs or field use because is full equipped (IP/Ethernet/PTP/T1/E1), battery operated (up to 24h of operation), light (1.1kg) and very rugged. The unit is able to test Ethernet/IP networks up to 1Gb/s while supporting master/slave Sync-E/PTP emulation. It also has interfaces for PDH/T1/E1/E0 and IEEE C37.94. Operation modes includes Performance, Quality and Wander tests at all interfaces and the ability to emulate and analyse PTP/SyncE, while measuring Freq./Phase, PDV metrics, analyse/generate TIE/MTIE/TDEV and TE. A built-in Rubidium clock disciplined with GPS provides an accuracy of a few nsec.

You may buy just a last generation dual port 1GbE tester and then you may add other interfaces just when you need it by a simple and easy upgrade by code. Then you will be able to get the new firmware supporting the desired functionalities.


Multiport Interfaces

  • A:B ports: 2 x SFP (100MbE, 1GbE)
  • A:B ports: 2 x RJ45 (10MbE, 100MbE, 1GbE)
  • C:D ports: Balanced 2 x RJ45 (T1/E1)
  • C:D ports: Unbalanced 2 x BNC (T1/E1)
  • DTE/DCE ports: V.35, V.24 / RS 232, V.11 / X.21, V.36, RS:530
  • GNSS Port: SMA female
  • PPS Ports: 3xSMA female (i/o)

Operation / Results

  • Graphical results MTIE and TDEV
  • Navigation: by touch screen, keyboard, mouse
  • Remote Control: by VNC
  • Storage capacity: one week of results
  • Export: results in pdf/txt/csv through USB interface or SD card
  • Report export to remote host through Ethernet / IP


  • Protection: shock-proof and rubber boot
  • Light and easy to carry (weight: 1.2 kg)
  • Start: Manual / Timed with optional password
  • Batteries

  • T1/E1 operation time = t > 24h
  • GbE operation time = t > 12h
  • 10GbE operation time = t > 6h (Ether10.Genius)

Time / Clocks

Internal Clocks

  • Default better than ±2.0 ppm
  • OCXO better than ±0.1 ppm
  • Rubidium better than ±5.0e-11 (GPS disciplined, warm- up: 600s)

Internal Rubidium clock

    Free―run (No GPS)

  • Freq. accuracy (7.5 minutes warm up): ± e-9
  • Freq. accuracy on shipment (24 h. warm up): ±5.0e-11
  • Aging (1 day, 24 hours warm up): ±0.5e-11
  • Aging (1 year): ±1e-9
  • GPS locked

  • Time accuracy (24 h. locked): ±50 ns
  • Hold - over (after 24 h. locked)

  • Freq. accuracy: 1.5e-11 / 24h
  • Time accuracy: ±100 ns / 2h, ±1.0μs / 24 h

Input Clock References

  • Rates: 1.544 Mb/s, 2.048 Mb/s, 1.544 MHz, 2.048 MHz, 10 MHz
  • Built-in GPS receiver, 1 pps
  • SyncE

Output Clock

  • 1.544 MHz, 2.048 MHz, 10 MHz
  • 1 pps

SyncE and PTP testing

  • PTP profiles: Telecom and Power
  • Encapsulations: Ethernet and UDP
  • Clock emulation: Master / Slave, Unicast/Multicast, 128 packet/s
  • PDV capture, protocol analysis and correction field support

Ethernet PTP Frequency testing

  • Floor Delay Population (G.8260): FPC, FPR, FPP
  • Wander: Analysis and Generation TIE, MTIE and TDEV (in real time)

Ethernet PTP Phase testing

  • Measured at GbE and 1pps interfaces
  • Time Error (TE): Maximum (max |TE|), Dynamic (dTE), Constant Time Error (cTE)

1 pps testing

  • Jitter
  • Wander: TIE, MTIE, TDEV
  • Time Error (TE): Maximum (max |TE|), Dynamic (dTE), Constant Time Error (cTE)

Synchronous Ethernet

  • ESMC / SSM: Generation, decoding and transparent forwarding
  • Wander: Analysis/Generation: TIE, MTIE and TDEV (in real time)

Latency/Delay measurements

Datacom, C37.94, E1, T1, and 1GbE interfaces

  • Round-trip delay (RTD)
  • One-way delay (OWD) GPS assisted

Ethernet PTP (GbE)

  • Path delay asymmetry
  • End-to-end / peer-to-peer path delay mechanisms
  • Master-to-slave / Slave-to-grandmaster latency
  • PTP packet delay variation test

Fig 1. How to turn-up a Synchronisation network.

Ethernet/IP Testing

8 x independent streams

  • Streams: may use individual sour/dest. addresses and bandwidth profile
  • Internet Protocol: IPv4 / IPv6 support
  • Frames: DIX, VLAN, Q-in-Q, CoS (DSCP/PCP), MPLS, and Jumbo
  • IP with UDP or arbitrary protocol
  • DHCP for source IP and ARP for destination MAC

Counts et statistics

  • Frame counts, IP traffic statistics, and bit rate
  • Top ten VLAN, MAC, IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
  • QoS: Latency, Delay variation, Loss ratio, SES, Availability, Out-of-Sequence, Duplicated

BER Tests et Patterns

  • Traffic generation: Continuous, Burst, Ramp, Random
  • Layer 2/4 PRBS: 2e11-1, 2e15-1, 2e20-1, 2e23-1, 2e31-1
  • Layer 2/4 PRBS: all inverted versions

Symmetric/Asymmetric RFC-2544

  • Throughput
  • Latency
  • Loss
  • Back-to-back
  • System Recovery

Symmetric/Asymmetric eSAM (Y.1564)

  • Latency, Delay Variation, Loss, and Availability
  • Eight / four services (colour/not colour)
  • CIR, EIR, max, Througput


  • L1 - L4 loopback mode
  • Traffic filtering by
  • sour/dest MAC/IP/Port
  • Protocol

Fig 2. How to Qualify the Transport Layer.

PDH / T.Carrier testing


  • T1 (ANSI T1.102)
  • E1 (ITU-T G.703)
  • E0/Co-Directional (ITU-T G.703)
  • Modes

  • Terminal
  • Monitor
  • High Impedance
  • Pass-through
  • T1: Framed SF and ESF and unframed Generation/Analysis
  • E1: Framed PCM-30 / 31 with/without CRC and Unframed signals
  • T1/E1: Display and Edition: all fields, CAS, Pulse Masks, Events
  • Channel map: Busy/Free, External Drop/Insert of 64 kb/s co-dir or datacom
  • Measurements

  • BER
  • Line/Freq
  • Errors/Alarms
  • G.821, G.826, M.2100
  • VF: tone generation/analysis
  • Attenuation, Freq, Freq. deviation, Level, Peak codes
  • Synchronization

  • Jitter analysis: Peak to peak, RMS, hits, count (0.1 to 100 kHz range)
  • Wander: Analysis/Generation and masks (1 μHz to 10 Hz range)
  • Wander Analysis/Generation in 10 MHz, 2048 kHz, 1544 kHz, 1pps

Fig 3. Good Synchronisation practices.

C37.94 testing

C37.94 SFPs

  • Multi-mode: SFP 850 nm, 2048 kbit/s, 1500 meters
  • Single-mode; SFP 1310 nm, 2048 kbit/s, 10 km
  • Fully Integrated SFP
  • Operation Modes

  • Unframed or framed operation
  • Clock: Recovered or Internal
  • End point or terminal mode
  • Results with PASS/FAIL indications

    Analysis & Generation

  • Bit Rate generation in steps of nx64 kb/s up to 768 kb/s
  • BER test
  • ITU-T G.821 performance test
  • Event Detection / Insertion
  • Defects: LOS, AIS, LOF, RDI, LSS, All 0, All 1
  • Anomalies: FAS, TSE, Slip

    Delay & Freq. Tests

  • Round Trip Delay (ms)
  • One-way Delay synchronized with GPS
  • Frequency (Hz)
  • Frequency Deviation (ppm), max. Deviation

    Fig 4. Check the Base Station.

    Cable features

      Cable tests

    • Wiremap
    • Skew
    • Cable Diagnostics
    • Distance to fault

      Power over Ethernet

    • PoE and PoE+
    • Volts / Current

    Fig 5. Would your network pass the PTP Conformity?

    Datacom testing


    • Terminal emulation
    • Bi-directional Monitoring
    • Datacom / E1 mux
    • Display and Edition

    • DTE/DCE control circuit
    • Timing circuits
    • Binary rates
    • Tests

    • BER, Frequency
    • Insertion/Analysis of events
    • G.821

    Fig 6. PTP Master and Slave emulation.

    Ordering Information

    AT.EGenius.HH Ether.Genius hand-held tester. Battery operated. GBE tester with optional E1, data communications and synchronization capabilities includes dual 10/100/1000 Mb/s electrical ports, dual optical ports. QoS statistics, RFC2544 performance test, BER test, continuous / burst / ramp / random traffic generation, traffic statistics, error analysis, connectivity test (PING, Trace Route), analysis filters, event insertion, endpoint and through operation modes, graphical display of events, report generation and export. Includes AC/DC adapter, transportation bag, one RJ-45 patch cable, One BNC-BNC patch cable. SFP transceivers not included.
    AT.EGenius.Mstr Multistream Test. Generation over eight independent traffic streams. Eight analysis filters for each test port.
    AT.EGenius.1564 eSAM (ITU-T Y.1564). Test of up to 8 services simultaneously. Set up of CIR, EIR and policing rate. Per stream quality objectives. Measurement of Information rate (IR), Frame Transfer Delay (FTD), Frame Delay Variation (FDV), Frame Loss Ratio (FLR) and Availability.
    [REQUIRES: AT.EGenius.Mstr]
    AT.EGenius.IPV6 IPV6 test. Decoding and analysis of IPV6 datagrams. IPV6 traffic statistics and events. IPV6 packet filtering. Top IPV6 source and destination address (with Network Search option).
    AT.EGenius.MPLS MPLS test. Generation of a single or double label according RFC 3032. Configuration of TTL, Traffic class, Label . Filter selection rules by Label and Traffic class field. Frame analysis of MPLS Packets. Top LSPs (with Network search option).
    AT.EGenius.WIRE Cable test. Wiremap with open and short circuit detection. Measurement of distance to fault. Crossover / straight cable detection. Measurement of the cable skew.
    AT.EGenius.POE Power over Ethernet test. PoE / PoE+ end point and pass through as per IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at with voltage and current measurement.
    AT.EGenius.NS Network Search. Automatic detection of up 16 most frequent streams listed by IPV4, VLAN and MAC.
    AT.VNC.RC Graphical Remote Control. Based on VNC for Windows and Linux. Ethernet/IP remote control that duplicates the tester graphical user interface in a remote computer. 
    AT.SNMP.RC SNMP Remote Control and Automation. Based on SNMP protocol allows user to control the tester remotelly using SNMP queries. 
    AT.20 Car charger. Power adapter to charge the test unit from car battery.
    AT.Lipo.Batt Additional Lipo battery.
    ETHER.GENIUS - E1 & DATACOM Software Options
    AT.EGenius.E1 E1 test. ITU-T G.703 2048 kb/s testing including BNC and RJ48 connectors, E1 generation and analysis ; internal, recovered and external clock references; G.821, G.826 and M.2100 performance analysis; frequency and received power level measurements; CAS ABCD bits generation and analysis; delay measurement.
    AT.EGenius.Data Datacom. DTE / DCE emulation and datacom monitor modes. V.24/V.28 (RS-232) asynchronous and synchronous interfaces, X.21/V.11, V35, V36 (RS-449), EIA-530, EIA-530A. No datacom cables included.
    [REQUIRES AT.EGenius.E1]
    AT.EGenius.JW E1 Jitter / Wander. Peak-to-peak jitter, RMS jitter, max. jitter, jitter hits detection. Configuration of jitter filters. Frequency offset (ppm), frequency drift (ppm/s). Wander metrics (TIE, MTIE, TDEV). Sinusoidal jitter and wander generation.
    [REQUIRES AT.EGenius.E1]
    AT.EGenius.Pulse Pulse Mask Analysis. Displays the pulse shape and checks compliance with ITU-T G.703 mask. Includes eye diagram operation mode and analysis of pulse time and level metrics.
    [REQUIRES AT.EGenius.E1]
    AT.EGenius.V.24 V.24/V.28/RS-232 cables. V.24/V.28/RS-232 DTE and DCE interface cables.
    AT.EGenius.X.21 X.21/V.11 cables. X.21/V.11 DTE and DCE interface cables.
    AT.EGenius.V.35 V.35 cables. V.35 DTE and DCE interface cables.
    AT.EGenius.V.36 V.36/RS-449 cables. V.36/RS-449 DTE and DCE interface cables.
    AT.EGenius.530 EIA-530 / EIA-530A cables. EIA-530 / EIA-530A DTE and DCE interface cables.
    AT.80 VF adapter.  G.711 test, PCM, level and frequency.
    AT.86 Stereo audio adapter. Stereo audio input adapter.
    AT.88 Codirectional adapter. Input / output, Smart Serial to DIN41628 (4 mm Siemens type) connector, G.703 E0 interface.
    AT.89 C37.94 Adapter. Input / output, Smart Serial to SFP, IEEE C37.94 interface.
    AT.90 RJ48 to RJ48 E1 crossover cable.
    AT.91 Sync adapter. Smart Serial to RJ45. External reference clock input 1 PPS. External reference clock output 1 PPS. Additional external reference clock input 2048 kbit/s, 2048 kHz, 1544 kbit/s, 1544 kHz, 10 MHz. Additional external reference clock output 2048 kHz.
    AT.HS Head-Set 2.5mm jack  Integrated Headphone and Microphone
    ETHER.GENIUS – SyncE & PTP Software Options
    AT.EGenius.SE SyncE Clock Emulation. Synchronization testing according to ITU-T G.8261, G.8262, G.8264. Ethernet line frequency (MHz), offset (ppm), drift (ppm/s). Analysis / Generation of ESMC messages. External reference clock input 2048 kbit/s, 2048 kHz, 1544 kbit/s, 1544 kHz, 10 MHz, Synchronous Ethernet and 1 PPS. External reference clock output 2048 kHz and 1 PPS. 1PPS input / output adapter not included.
    AT.EGenius.SEW SyncE Wander test. Synchronous Ethernet  TIE / MTIE / TDEV measurement. Synchronous Ethernet wander generation.
    [REQUIRES: AT.EGenius.SE]
    AT.EGenius.PTP IEEE 1588v2 / PTP Clock Emulation. PTP master and slave emulation. PTP passive monitoring. PTP message classification and analysis. PDV analysis. External reference clock input 2048 kbit/s, 2048 kHz, 10 MHz and Synchronous Ethernet. External reference clock input 2048 kbit/s, 2048 kHz, 1544 kbit/s, 1544 kHz, 10 MHz, Synchronous Ethernet and 1 PPS. External reference clock output 2048 kHz and 1 PPS.
    AT.EGenius.PTPW IEEE 1588v2 / PTP wander test. PTP TIE / MTIE / TDEV measurement.
    [REQUIRES: AT.EGenius.PTP]
    AT.EGenius.OCXO OCXO time reference. High performance internal oscillator replacing the standard time reference installed in the application board. 
    AT.EGenius.GPS GPS receiver and antenna. Provides absolute time reference for synchronization tests through the GPS satellite network. Connection is through RJ-45 male interface.
    ETHER.GENIUS - Interfaces
    AT.Wi-Fi.RC Wi.Fi USB Remote Control wireless interface to be used together with VNC.
    AT.1000Sx.SFP SFP Adapter 1.25 Gbps SFP, 850 nm, MMF, 500 m reach, w/ DDM, Duplex LC, 0 - 70ªC
    AT.1000Lx.SFP SFP Adapter 1.25 Gbps SFP, 1310 nm, SMF, 20 Km reach, w/ DDM, Duplex LC, 0 - 70ªC
    AT.1000Zx.SFP SFP Adapter 1.25 Gbps SFP, 1550 nm, SMF, 80 Km reach, w/ DDM, Duplex LC, 0 - 70ªC
    AT.Elect.SFP SFP Adapter 10/100/1000BT Electrical SFP transceiver, SGMII, 0 – 70ºC
    AT.100Fx.SFP SFP Adapter 100FX, 125 Mbps SFP, 1310 nm, MMF, 2Km reach, w/ DDM, SGMII, Duplex LC,  0 – 70ºC
    AT.C37.94Sx.SFP IEEE C37.94 SFP Adapter 2048 Kb/s SFP, 850 nm, MMF, Duplex LC, 0 – 70ºC
    Calibration Services
    AT.Egenius.Cert Certificate of calibration. Accuracy calibration certificate, executed only when is sold and before its shipment.  
    AT.Egenius.Check Periodical Unit Verification. Includes board test verification (Calibration, Internal Frequency), test port verification (Ports A / B / C: Ethernet, SFP, unbalanced E1, balanced E1, VF Port , DTE / DCE Ports) and analog verification (level port A / B / C, line attenuation, jitter error, pulse mask).
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