The Linktropy Mini-G is a basic, portable WAN emulator capable of simulating links up to 1 Gbps at an unbeatable price, designed for application development and customer demonstrations of networking products.
The Linktropy Mini-G emulates WAN conditions of bandwidth, latency, and loss separately in each direction up to 1 Gbps. Its small size and light weight make it easy to carry or install on a desktop, while its fanless design and solid-state storage offer silent operation with high reliability.
An intuitive, browser-based interface makes installation and configuration of the Linktropy Mini-G quick and easy. A real-time traffic monitor displays throughput graphs and statistics, revealing the effects of WAN conditions on application performance. Together, the GUI allows users to grasp the test conditions at a glance and quickly view the results.
The Linktropy Mini-G is a snap to install and configure. Just plug in the Ethernet cables, specify your link conditions, and begin the emulation. No software to install, no training needed. The Linktropy GUI combines the responsiveness of an application with the convenience of a standard Web browser.
Emulate links up to 1 Gbps in each direction.
Emulate latency from 0.1 millisecond up to 10 sec. in each direction in a constant, normal, or uniform distribution.
Specify loss as a packet loss rate, bit error rate, or both.
Emulate terrestrial, wireless, internet, satellite or any other type of wide area network.
See a visual display of the current traffic, including throughput graphs and link statistics.
Install the Linktropy Mini-G as either a bridge or router.
Carry the Linktropy Mini-G with you. Its small size and light weight make it easy to take wherever you travel.
Everything you need to emulate a WAN is included in the compact Linktropy Mini-G. No additional hardware or software is required.
The Linktropy Mini-G is configured through an intuitive, easy-to-use, browser-based interface. Screen shots for the main Configuration Window and the Monitor Page are shown below.
Configuration Window with Link Emulation Tab (click to enlarge)
Monitor Window (click to enlarge)
|Features||Linktropy Mini2 &
|Linktropy Lab Models
(5510 and 8510)
|Capacity||Maximum Emulation Speed||Mini2: 100 Mbps
Mini-G: 1 Gbps
|Emulated Links||1||5510: 1
Maximum Packet Rate
(packets per second) 64 byte packets
|5510: 3 million
8510: 12 million
|Test lab level precision|
|Live Condition Capture and Replay|
|Installation and Operation|
|Install as Bridge|
|Install as Router|
|Full Command Line Interface|
|Emulation Interfaces||Mini2: 2 10/100 FE
Mini-G: 2 GigE
|5510: 2 GigE
8510: 8 GigE
|Form Factor||Portable (6" x 6")||Rack-mount|
|Warranty||1 year||1 year|
|Customer Support||90 days||1 year|
|Max. Link Emulation Speed||1 Gbps full duplex|
|Emulated Links||1 link|
|Max. Packet Rate (64 byte packets)||350,000 packets per second|
|Bandwidth||300 bps - 1 Gbps in 1 bps increments|
|Delay||0 ms - 10 sec. in 0.1 ms increments;
constant, uniform, normal distributions
|Packet Loss Rate||0-100% in increments of 0.0001%|
|Additional Parameters||Bit Error Rate, Queue Depth, Framing Overhead|
|Emulation||2x 10/100/1000baseT Gigabit Ethernet|
|Management||1x 10/100/1000baseT Gigabit Ethernet
1x RS-232 serial console
|Environmental and Physical Specifications|
|DC Input||12V DC power|
|AC Input||100 - 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz with supplied AC power adaptor|
|Power Draw||11 Watts|
6.6" W x 6.2" D x 1.2" H
168 mm W x 157 mm D x 30 mm H
13" x 10" x 4"
1.1 lbs. (0.5kg)
2.2 lbs. (1.0 kg)
|Temperature||32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)|
|Certifications||FCC, CE, RoHS|
|Part Number||1 Gbps max. emulated bandwidth: LMiniG-1G
100 Mbps max. emulated bandwidth: LMiniG-100M
|Warranty & Support|
|Hardware Warranty||1 year|
|Software Maintenance||1 year|
|Customer Support||90 days|