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Link Capture Software for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Link Capture Software 11.3.2

The Link Capture Software 11.3.2 release for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs introduces a correlation key feature, which is a hash-based calculation done on each of the packets captured to provide the application with a 64 bit identifier – like a fingerprint – of each packet. This can be used to create powerful and cost-effective measurements of packet QoS characteristics in a network infrastructure in real time by tapping multiple points in the network and calculate packet timing/latency or routing problems – completely passively. Also, the ability to match the identities of packets also allows to implement a very efficient deduplication algorithm in the application by utilizing the pre-calculated correlation key. Works at all link speeds up to 100G.

Also, the Link Capture Software 11.3.2 release includes an 8x10G firmware option for the NT80E3-2-PTP that enables 10G systems with twice the 10G connectivity per server slot, thereby increasing the port density and potentially save valuable rack space. This option is also ideal for migration from 10G to 40G network connectivity by reusing the same hardware for both 10G and 40G connectivity – saving costs. Note: Only NT80E3-2-PTP hardware shipped after the Huntington Beach 4.1. release date will be able to accommodate this firmware option.

Windows Version 11.3.2
February 2019

Download the Windows release here.

Linux Version 11.3.2
February 2019

Download the Linux release here.

Link Capture Software for Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA

Link Capture Software 11.3.1 (for Intel PAC)

Napatech Link™ Capture Software v11.3.1 for the Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA. The software suite included in v11.3.0 supports both the Napatech SmartNIC’s and the Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA, providing a common framework for application integration. Applications can be integrated using libpcap, DPDK or Napatech’s NTAPI. The Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA can be configured for 1x40G of 4x10G port speeds, and the application benefits from the feature rich Napatech capture/replay acceleration feature set. The solution provides a powerful acceleration of e.g. open source security applications, such as Suricata, Snort and Bro.

Linux Version 11.3.1
December 2018

Download the Linux release here or from your My Account page.

Open Source Software

DPDK Download for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Napatech DPDK additions Latest version

Download the Napatech DPDK additions for easy integration of Napatech FPGA SmartNICs with current DPDK-based applications. Offers plug-in compatible API. Supports all NICs included in off-the-shelf DPDK as well as new versions of DPDK. Napatech features: product portfolio covering 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G port speeds, zero packet loss, burst buffering, flexible CPU load distribution and protocol stack support, including tunneling. Download the Napatech DPDK additions here.

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