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F2070X Infrastructure Processing Unit (IPU)

2×10/25G, 8×10/25G, 2x100G

Data Sheet

Powerful Intel®-based Infrastructure Processing Unit (IPU)
The Napatech F2070X Infrastructure Processing Unit (IPU) is a 2x100Gbe PCIe card with an Intel® Agilex® AGFC023 FPGA and an Intel® Xeon® D SoC. The unique combination of FPGA and full-fledged Xeon CPU on a PCI card allows for unique offload capabilities. Coupled with Napatech software, the F2070X is the perfect solution for network, storage and security offload and acceleration. It enables virtualized cloud, cloud-native or bare-metal server virtualization with tenant isolation.

Customization on demand
The F2070X uniquely offers both programmable hardware and software, to tailor the IPU to the most demanding and specific needs in your network, and to modify and enhance its capabilities over the life of the deployment. It is based on the Intel Application Stack Acceleration Framework (ASAF) that supports the integration of software and IP from Intel, Napatech, 3rd parties and homegrown solutions. This one of a kind architecture enables hardware performance and the speed of software innovation.

Scalable platform
The Napatech F2070X comes in a standard configuration, and includes support for several combinations of Intel® FPGAs, Xeon® D processors, and memory. This enables tailored platform configurations matching requirements for specific use cases.

Napatech F2070X IPU Figure


FPGA Device and Memory

  • Intel Agilex AGFC023
    • 2.3M LEs, 782.4K ALMs, 10.4K M20Ks
    • Hardened crypto
  • 4×4 GB DDR4 (ECC, 40b, 2666MT)

SoC Processor and Memory

  • Intel Xeon D 1736 SoC
    • 8 Cores, 16 Threads
    • 2.3GHz, 3.4 GHz Turbo Freq.
    • 15 MB Cache
  • 2×8 GB DDR4 (ECC, 72b, 2933MT)
  • Up to 2 TB in M.2 NVMe x4 (2230/2242) slot for Operating System and applications

PCI Express Interfaces

  • PCIe Gen 4.0 x16 (16 GT/s) to the host
  • PCIe Gen 4.0 x16 (16 GT/s) between the FPGA and SoC

Front Panel Network Interfaces

  • 2-ports QSFP28/56
  • 2x100GBASE-LR4/SR4/CR4
  • 2×10/25GBASE-LR/SR/CR (QSFP/SFP adapter)
  • 8×10/25GBASE-SR/CR (breakout cable)
  • Dedicated RJ45 management port

Supported Compute and Memory Devices (Mount Options)

  • FPGA: Agilex AGFC022 or AGFC027
  • SoC: All Intel Xeon D 1700-Series CPUs
  • FPGA Memory
    • 3×4 GB DDR4 (ECC, 40b, 3200 MT) + 1×8 GB DDR4 (ECC 72b 3200 MT)
  • SoC Memory
    • 3×8 GB DDR4 (ECC, 72b, 2900MT)
    • 3×16 GB DDR4 (ECC, 72b, 2900MT)


  • Full-height, half-length, dual-slot PCI form factor

Power and Cooling

  • Max power consumption for standard HW configuration: 150W
  • Max power dissipation supported by platform: 250W
  • NEBS compliant passive cooling

Time Synchronization (Mount Options)

  • Dedicated PTP RJ45 Port
  • External SMA-F Connector (PPS/10MHz I/O)
  • Internal MCX-F Connector (PPS/10MHz I/O)
  • Stratum 3 TCXO or Stratum 3e OCXO
  • IEEE1588v2 Suppor

Board Management

  • Ethernet, USB (Front panel), UART (Internal) connectivity
  • Secure FPGA image update
  • Wake-on-LAN
  • MCTP over SMBus
  • MCTP over PCIe VDM
  • Dedicated NC-SI RBT internal port
  • PLDM for Monitor and Control (DSP0248)
  • PLDM for FRU (DSP0257)

SoC Operating System

  • Fedora 37 (Linux Kernel T.BD)
  • PXE Boot support
  • Full shell access via SSH and UART

Environment and Approvals

  • EU, US, APCJ Regulatory approvals
  • Thermal, Shock, Vibration tested
  • UL Marked, RoHS, REACH compliant
  • Temperature range: -5 to +45 deg. C.
  • ASHRAE class A2

Application Stack Acceleration Framework (ASAF)

  • Framework for embedding customer Accelerator Functional Units (AFU) implementing workload acceleration/offload in FPGA
  • 6 AFUs supported
  • Throughput up to 200Gbps
  • Look-aside and inline AFU configurations
  • Pre-integrated AFUs for Host virtio-net DMA, SoC virtio-net DMA and packet processor w. fundamental NIC functions

ASAF Framework

ASAF Framework

Network Offload

  • Supports packet processor with basic NIC functionality
  • Supports packet processor implementing Open vSwitch hardware offload of the dataplane
  • OvS hardware offload at the Megaflows layer (wildcard matches)
  • 1024 MegaFlows cache supporting millions of exact flows
  • Supports VLAN, QinQ, and VxLAN encapsulation/decapsulation in hardware
  • OvS Control plane on the host or on the SoC
  • Exposes VirtIO-net virtual interfaces as PFs or VFs (SR-IOV)

Storage Offload

  • NVMeOF TCP offload
  • Presents 16 Block devices to the Host (Virtio-Blk)
  • Compatible with the VirtIO-Block drivers present in the latest RHEL and Ubuntu Linux distributions
  • No proprietary software and drivers required in the Host
  • No network interfaces exposed to the Host
  • NVMe/TCP initiator running on the SoC
  • Offloads all NVMe/TCP operations from the host CPU to the IPU
  • No access to the SoC from the Host (Airgap)
  • Storage configuration over SPDK RPC interface
  • NVMe/TCP Multipath support
  • 2x100G connectivity to the storage network

Security Offload

  • TCP+TLS offload
  • Present up to 16 network devices to the Host (Virtio-net)
  • 2x100G Ethernet front-port connectivity
  • TLS 1.2/1.3 encryption offload
  • Openssl support
  • Nginx based HTTP(s) reverse proxy with caching
  • WebSockets support
  • Load balancing to host
  • Web server acceleration (reduced page load time) with static file caching and image optimization

Orderable products

Product Data Rate
F2070X-2×100 2×100 Gbps