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4x1G Solution NT40A01-4×1
4-PORT 1G PCIe GEN3

Data Sheet

4×1 Gbps PACKET CAPTURE AND ANALYSIS

Use cutting-edge network acceleration technology to add real-time line rate performance to your application. Napatech 4-port 1 Gbps accelerators provide full packet capture and analysis of network data at 4 Gbps with zero packet loss. The Napatech SmartNIC will capture all frames, including erroneous frames normally discarded by standard NICs. The Napatech 4-port 1 Gbps accelerator can also be used for 1 Gbps in-line application acceleration.

The Napatech SmartNIC allows you to merge data from ports into a single, time-ordered analysis stream. It supports 1-128 packet streams using intelligent hardware flow distribution to allow your application to scale to higher packet rates with no packet loss. The Napatech SmartNIC will distribute packets based on flow or on L3/L4 filter criteria.

The 4 GB DDR3 RAM buffer allows buffering packets on the SmartNIC to prevent packet loss during peak server loads. Packets are hardware timestamped when they arrive at the network ports, ensuring that the timestamp is always reliable.

The accelerator also comes in a NEBS level 3 compliant variant.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
• Scalable Pipeline Architecture
• Network ports: 4 × SFP / dual-rate SFP+
• Capture of Ethernet Traffic: Full 4 × 1 Gbps
• Zero packet loss for all frame sizes
• 4 GB DDR3 RAM buffer (8500 ms at 4 Gbps)
• Typical CPU load: < 5% of one core
• Addressing up to 1 TB application buffer memory
• Packet or segment delivery to application
• Hardware accelerated:
• Multi-port packet merge
• Load distribution across up to 128 CPU cores
• 1 ns time stamp resolution
• Frame and protocol information
• Filtering based on e.g. L3/L4 criteria
• GTP, IP-in-IP, GRE and NVGRE tunneling support
• IP fragment handling
• Slicing at fixed or dynamic offset
• RMON1 counters, including jumbo frames
• IEEE 1588-2008 PTP and PPS time synchronization
• OS time synchronization
• Easy-to-integrate API
• Linux and libpcap

NAPATECH-SUPPORTED APPLICATIONS
Napatech FPGA SmartNICs enable OEM vendors to build high-performance network appliances based on standard servers. Examples of applications include:
• Revenue and services optimization
• Quality of experience optimization
• Financial latency measurement
• Customer experience analysis
• Data loss prevention
• Virtualized activity analysis
• Cyber defense
• Fraud detection and compliance management
• Infrastructure management and security
• Network and application performance
• Troubleshooting and compliance

SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL FEATURES
• Full line-rate processing for all frames from 64 bytes to 10,000 bytes – keep or discard erroneous frames
• IEEE standard: IEEE 802.3 1 Gbps or 100 Mbps Ethernet support
• Network interface: 4 × SFP / dual-rate SFP+ ports
• Supported SFP modules: 1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX, 1000BASE-ZX, 1000BASE-T or 100/1000BASE-T
• Supported dual-rate modules: Multi-mode SR and singlemode LR
• Typical CPU load: < 5%
• Time formats: PCAP-ns/-μs and UNIX 10 ns
• Time stamp resolution: 1 ns
• Stratum 3 compliant TCXO
• Pluggable options for IEEE 1588-2008 PTP and PPS time synchronization
• PTP slave in IEEE 1588-2008 default and telecom profiles

ACCELERATOR SOFTWARE
• Operating systems: Linux
• Napatech API for high performance and advanced features
• libpcap
• IEEE 1588-2008 PTP stack
• SDK tools included in source code for debugging and prototyping and as application examples

ACCELERATOR HARDWARE
• Bus type: 8-lane 8 GT/s PCIe Gen3
• 4 GB onboard DDR3 RAM
• Flash: Support for two boot images
• Built-in thermal protection
• Physical dimensions: ½-length and full-height PCIe
• Weight excluding SFP LX modules:
• NT40A01-SCC-4×1: 260 g
• NT40A01-NEBS-4×1: 285 g
• MTBF according to UTE C 80-810:
• NT40A01-SCC-4×1: 297,993 hours
• NT40A01-NEBS-4×1: 367,807 hours
• Power consumption including SFP LX modules:
• NT40A01-SCC-4×1: max 27 Watts
• NT40A01-NEBS-4×1: max 27 Watts

ENVIRONMENT for NT40A01-SCC-4×1
• Operating temperature: 0 °C to 45 °C (32 °F to 113 °F)
• Operating humidity: 20% to 80%

ENVIRONMENT for NT40A01-NEBS-4×1
• Operating temperature: –5 °C to 55 °C (23 °F to 131 °F) measured around the SmartNIC
• Operating humidity: 5% to 85%
• Altitude: < 1,800 m • Airflow: >= 2.5 m/s

REGULATORY APPROVALS AND COMPLIANCES
• PCI-SIG®, NEBS level 3, CE, CB, RoHS, REACH, cURus (UL), FCC, ICES, VCCI, C-TICK

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The NT40A01-4×1 accelerator provides full packet capture and analysis of Ethernet LAN at 10 Gbps with zero packet loss for all frame sizes.

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