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Spirent TestCenter Release Notes (5.24)


This release notes document is for the latest Spirent TestCenter software base packages, test packages, and hardware. Click the attached PDF to open the release notes.
The following is a partial list of new content that is being introduced as part of this release.
The New Features document includes detailed descriptions of each new feature and many helpful GUI screen captures. 

400G Platform

  • Serviceability features on 400G appliance platforms:​
    • Upgrade/downgrade improvement​
    • Boot time improvement​
5G2B / PGA / Admin​
  • Drop counter and latency enhancement on FX2 1G ​
FlexE-100 Platform
  • FlexE Rx Shim Status ​
    • Added on 100G​
    • Added display of FlexE Rx Overhead ​
  • FlexE Link Fault Injection​
    • Added on 100G ​
    • Local or remote fault can be generated continuously or within a specific duration​
  • ChipDesign Verification Solution with Synopsys Zebu Emulator Integration​ Integrated with Synopsys Zebu emulator and time synced with Zebu emulation clock for accurate and realistic Layer 2/3 traffic generation and real-time results analysis​
  • This release enables validation from 1G to 400G. 800G is planned for future release
Software release – EL4-7
  • RTT discovery Mechanism (Beta)​
    • Note: Beta in both STC 5.23 and STC 5.24​
  • ​RTSP with RTP over TCP Unicast Video (Beta)​
    • Support both 1-arm and 2-arm testing
Software release - Protocols​
  • Netconf Server Emulation​
    • Added Netconf server emulation over IPv4 SSH transport​
    • Note: Netconf client emulation, Netconf server emulation over TLS transport, and Netconf over IPv6 SSH transport will be added in future releases​
  • O-RAN Convert Received IQ Packets to Text Format​
  • Spirent TestCenter can save received IQ packets to a text file​
  • Received packets can be compressed data and can be either download or uplink​
  • Spirent TestCenter can decompress the values and stores them in a text file​
  • Note: Spirent Wireshark/TShark version 1.10.3-Spirent-195 or higher is required
  • BGP-LS SRv6 Extension​
    • Support BGP-LS for ISIS SRv6​
    • Support BGP-LS for OSPFv3 SRv6​
    • Support BGP-LS for ISIS SRv6 with MSD​
    • Support BGP-LS for BGP EPE​
  • BGP IPv6 Flow Spec Actions​
    • New actions are added per RFC 8955 (Ipv6 Flow Spec Actions)​
  • ​IS-IS Draft update ​
    • Application-Specific Link Attributes Update to RFC8919​
    • SRv6 update to draft-ietf-lsr-isis-srv6-extension-11​
Software release – Automotive
  • QBu Tx/Rx Supported Added​
    • QBu Tx is supported on FX2-10G-S* module in 1G speed and on NIC-47, in Spirent TestCenter default mode​
    • ​ Qbu Rx Analysis is supported on FX2-10G-S* module in 1G speed and on NIC-47, in STC_ADV TSN mode
  • Support TR-398 i2 phase 3 (only available on C50-KIT-11AX-1-V2)​
    • Added 2 new test cases ​
      • 6.5.2 AP Coexistence Test​
      • 6.5.3 Automatic Channel Selection Test​
      • Note: The TR-398 i2 Test Suites are available on C50-KIT-11AX-1-V2 appliance only and require RF anechoic chamber(s) and accessories in the testbed setup.​
  • Wi-Fi AP Emulation with 6GHz Support​
    • Applies to C50-KIT-11AX-8 and C50-KIT-11AX-3​
    • Offer multiple Wi-Fi 6E access points (Aps) emulation, supporting the latest IEEE 802.11ax standard over 6GHz as well as previously over 2.4GHz and 5GHz and legacy 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. ​
  • Wi-Fi HP 6E Enhancement​
    • Association support for non-trans BSSID for Wi-Fi High performance 6E products (C50-KIT-11AX-8 and C50-KIT-11AX-3E)

Spirent TestCenter IQ

  • Summarized Frame Loss Duration Results - Convergence Only
    • New view in the default convergence profile to reflect convergence status of individual streams more accurately
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