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Chimera Network Impairment Emulation
Used to emulate Latency and jitter in Ethernet traffic at 10GE, 25GE, 40GE, 50GE and 100GE

Both HW platforms support impairment emulation at all rates from 10GE to 100GE via a single Chimera test module.
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ChimeraCompact is a standalone version of Chimera where the test module is installed in a quiet desktop-sized chassis.
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TEST MODULE (Chi-100G-5S-2P)
Chimera is currently available as a 2-slot test module for a ValkyrieBay chassis, the Val-C12-2400G, where ValkyrieManager is used to emulate impairment as part of it standard user-interface.
Below diagram illustrates how the Chimera test module emulates impairment. Incoming traffic enters a flow filter and different types of impairment are then added (as defined in the UI), with each traffic flow being processed in a prioritized order.
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When a Chimera test module is installed in a ValkyrieBay chassis, ValkyrieManager detects its presence and makes the Chimera’s software options available for adding impairment. This makes it very easy for test engineers to emulate impairment via the same GUI they use for generating the stateless Ethernet traffic.

Chimera can function as a standalone traffic impairment emulator. Or it can be installed in a Valkyrie chassis to seamlessly add impairment to traffic (up to 100GE) being generated by the other Valkyrie test modules.
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