NT80E3-2-PTP

80 Gbps Packet Capture and Analysis
The PCI-SIG® certified NT80E3-2-PTP accelerator provides full packet capture and analysis of Ethernet LAN at 80 Gbps with zero packet loss for all frame sizes. Intelligent features accelerate application performance with extremely low CPU load. Flexible time synchronization support is included with a dedicated PTP port.

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Napatech Software Suite provides an efficient migration path by allowing you to mix and match ports and speeds. An advanced cooling design assures the required airflow while sensors monitor voltage, power, and temperature.

Also available in a NEBS level 3 compliant variant.

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QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE OPTIMIZATION
 
Our solutions deliver data security to applications that analyze quality of experience. Doing so enables telecoms to improve quality, while better managing the bandwidth challenges posed by rich media applications.
 
 

 

CYBER DEFENSE
 
Our solutions deliver data to applications that help governments see all data running through their networks. Recognizing malicious packages and suspicious patterns allows governments to take preemptive measures to stop criminals before or during an attack, safeguarding sensitive government information as well as the personal data of citizens.
 

 

NETWORK PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
 
Our solutions deliver data to applications that monitor and troubleshoot all network activity in real time, enabling analysis of network performance metrics from multiple locations in the network. This helps network managers to optimize infrastructure efficiency.
 

 

SECURITY DATA COLLECTION
 
In order to protect networks from the most advanced cyber threats, our solutions deliver data to security applications such as:
 
  • Intrusion Detection Systems / Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
  • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Advanced Persistent Threats (ATP)
 
 
Security data collection systems make it possible to discover and contain threats faster based on real-time data from critical network links.
 

 

FULL LINE-RATE PACKET CAPTURE
 
Napatech accelerators are highly optimized to capture network traffic at full line-rate, with almost no CPU load on the host server, for all frame sizes. Zero-loss packet capture is critical for applications that need to analyze all the network traffic. If anything needs to be discarded, it is a matter of choice by the application, not a limitation of the accelerator.
 
Standard network interface cards (NICs) are not designed for analysis applications where all traffic on a connection or link needs to be analyzed. NICs are designed for communication where data that is not addressed to the sender or receiver is simply discarded. This means that NICs are not designed to have the capacity to handle the amount of data that is regularly transmitted in bursts on Ethernet connections. In these burst situations, all of the bandwidth of a connection is used, requiring the capacity to analyze all Ethernet frames. Napatech accelerators are designed specifically for this task and provide the maximum theoretical packet capture capacity.
 

 

HARDWARE TIME STAMP
 
The ability to establish the precise time when frames have been captured is critical to many applications. 
 
To achieve this, all Napatech accelerators are capable of providing a high-precision time stamp, sampled with 4 nanosecond resolution, for every frame captured and transmitted.
 
At 10 Gbps, an Ethernet frame can be received and transmitted every 67 nanoseconds. At 100 Gbps, this time is reduced to 6.7 nanoseconds. This makes nanosecond-precision time-stamping essential for uniquely identifying when a frame is received. This incredible precision also enables you to merge frames from multiple ports on multiple accelerators into a single, time-ordered analysis stream.
 
In order to work smoothly in the different operating systems supported, Napatech accelerators support a range of industry standard time stamp formats, and also offer a choice of resolution to suit different types of applications.
 
64-bit time stamp formats:
  • 2 Windows formats with 10-ns or 100-ns resolution
  • Native UNIX format with 10-ns resolution
  • 2 PCAP formats with 1-ns or 1000-ns resolution

 

MULTI-CPU DISTRIBUTION
 
Modern servers provide unprecedented processing power with multi-core CPU implementations. This makes standard servers an ideal platform for appliance development. But, to fully harness the processing power of modern servers, it is important that the analysis application is multi-threaded and that the right Ethernet frames are provided to the right CPU core for processing. Not only that, but the frames must be provided at the right time to ensure that analysis can be performed in real time. 
 
Napatech Multi-CPU distribution is built and optimized from our close knowledge of server architecture, as well as real life experience from our manufacturing customers. Napatech accelerators ensure that identified flows of related Ethernet frames are distributed in an optimal way to the available CPU cores. This ensures that the processing load is balanced across the available processing resources, and that the right frames are being processed by the right CPU cores.
 
With flow distribution to multiple CPU cores, the throughput performance of the analysis application can be increased by orders of magnitude. Not only that, but the performance can also be scaled by using faster processors or more processing cores. Napatech accelerators support different distribution schemes that are fully configurable:
 
  • Distribution per Port: All frames captured on a physical port are transferred to the same CPU core for processing
  • Distribution per Traffic Type: Frames of the same protocol type are transferred to the same CPU core for processing
  • Distribution by Flows: Frames with the same hash value are sent to the same CPU core for processing
  • Combinations of the Above

 

MULTI-PORT PACKET MERGE
 
Napatech accelerators typically provide multiple ports. Ports are usually paired, with one port receiving upstream packets and another port receiving downstream packets. Since these two flows going in different directions need to be analyzed as one, packets from both ports must be merged into a single analysis stream. Napatech accelerators can merge packets received on multiple ports in hardware using the precise time stamps of each Ethernet frame. This is highly efficient and offloads a significant and costly task from the analysis application.
 
There is a growing need for analysis appliances that are able to monitor and analyze multiple points in the network, and even provide a network-wide view of what is happening. Not only does this require multiple accelerators to be installed in a single appliance, but it also requires that the analysis data from all ports on every accelerator be correlated.
 
With the Napatech Software Suite, it is possible to merge the analysis data from multiple accelerators into a single analysis stream. The merging is based on the nanosecond precision time stamps of each Ethernet frame, allowing a time-ordered merge of individual data streams.
 

 

NETWORK INTERFACES
 
  • Standard: IEEE 802.3 40 Gbps Ethernet LAN
  • Physical interface: 2 x QSFP+ port

 

SUPPORTED OPTICAL TRANSCEIVERS
 
  • 40GBASE-SR4 (Multi-mode, 850 nm)
  • 40GBASE-LR4 (Singlemode, 1310 nm)
PERFORMANCE
 
  • Capture rate sustained: 2 x 40 Gbps
  • CPU load: < 5%
 

 

HARDWARE TIME STAMP
 
  • Resolution: 4 ns
  • Stratum 3 compliant TCXO
 

 

TIME FORMATS
 
  • PCAP-ns/-μs
  • UNIX 10 ns

 

TIME SYNCHRONIZATION
 
  • External connectors: Dedicated pluggable
  • Internal connectors: 2 for daisy-chain support
PLUGGABLE OPTIONS FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZATION
 
  • IEEE 1588-2008 (PTP v2)
  • PPS
  • NT-TS for accelerator-to-accelerator time sync
HOST INTERFACE AND MEMORY
 
  • Bus type: 16-lane 8 GT/s PCIe Gen3
  • Onboard RAM: 8 GB DDR3
  • Flash: Support for 2 boot images
STATISTICS
 
  • RMON1 counters plus jumbo frame counters per port
  • Frame and byte counters per color (filter) and per host buffer
  • Counter sets always delivered as a consistent time-stamped snapshot
 
ENVIRONMENT FOR NT80E3-2-PTP
 
  • Power consumption: 62 Watts including QSFP+ modules
  • Operating temperature: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)
  • Operating humidity: 20% to 80%
  • MTBF: 289,880 hours according to UTE C 80-810
NVIRONMENT FOR NT80E3-2-PTP-NEBS
 
  • Operating temperature (up to 1,800 m and airflow of at least 2,5 m/s): –5 °C to 55 °C (23 °F to 131 °F) measured around the accelerator
  • Operating humidity: 5% to 85%

 

SENSORS
 
  • Temperature
  • Power
OS SUPPORT
 
  • Linux

SOFTWARE

 
  • Easy-to-integrate NT-API
  • libpcap support
  • Software PTP stack
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS
 
  • 3/4-length PCIe
  • Full-height PCIe
REGULATORY APPROVALS AND COMPLIANCES
 
  • PCI-SIG®
  • NEBS level 3
  • CE
  • CB
  • RoHS
  • REACH
  • cURus (UL)
  • FCC
  • CSA
  • VCCI
  • C-TICK