A Configurable FPGA-Based Traffic Generator for High-Performance Tests of Packet Processing Systems

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Provided by: University of Rome
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
For the evaluation of high-speed packet processing systems, high performance traffic generators are needed. They have to be configurable to produce various traffic patterns and achieve preferably full Gigabit link utilization. The evaluation of packet processing systems has become a critical task as current open-source - especially software - tools have a lack of throughput and suitable hardware generators are very expensive. Thus, an FPGA-based testing framework containing a traffic generator and a performance monitor, each of them based on an FPGA, was developed.
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