ANIC 100K4
Single Port 100GE PCIe
Deep Packet Inspection Adapter

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Product Overview [pdf]





The ANIC-100K4 is a 100GbE PCI Express adapter designed for the most demanding packet capture and processing applications within Network Monitoring and Security appliances. The ANIC-100K4 features a single port 100 GigE CFP4 Interface supporting LR4 and SR4 Modules.


  • Passive and Inline Network Monitoring
  • High Performance 100G Network Interface
  • Network Forensics
  • Network Test and Measurement
  • Video Stream Monitoring and Analysis
  • Packet Generator / Playback
  • IDS/IPS & DDoS

The ANIC-100K4 highlights a unique scalable  pipelined architecture implemented in a state-of-the-art FPGA supported by a high performance DDR3 Memory sub-system featuring TX-DMA capability operating on a Ring Buffer, Block Buffer or in Scatter-gather Mode across a 16 Lane PCIe, Gen 3 Bus.

The ANIC-100K4 offloads Host CPUs in monitoring applications demanding full 100 Gbps Packet Capture into the adapter’s memory buffers and 100 Gbps transfer across the PCIe bus into host buffers.
Application Acceleration functions include Precise Time Stamping, Packet Filtering, Deduplication, De-Tunneling, and much more. The ANIC-100K4 presents data in a programmable organization of Buffers enabling load balancing to optimize Host Multi-Core CPU Resources.

Timing Sub-System
The ANIC-100K4 applies a time stamp to all captured packets to a resolution of 4 nS.  The ANIC-100K4 offers a flexible time stamping reference which features a 1 PPS TTL serial interface via a mini-coax connecting to external GPS, GSM and CDMA timing sources.

Key Features

ANIC-100K4 Features Include

  • 100% Packet Capture at 100Gbps
  • CFP4 Modules enable lower power consumption
  • High Performance Scatter Gather & Ring Buffer DMA Interface
  • CFP4 Modules Supported: LR4 & SR4
  • Programmable Packet Slicing and Filtering
  • Precise time stamping to 4 ns
  • Application Aware Flow & Traffic Management
  • High Performance TX-DMA capability
  • Temperature Sensors
  • Linux & Free BSD Drivers

Hardware Specifications

PCI Interface 16 lanes Gen 3 PCI Express
Ethernet Compliance IEEE
100G Connector CFP4 per CFP MSA Specifications
CFP4 Optical supporting LR4 & SR4 Modules
Time Stamping Resolution to 4 nS
Timing Interfaces TTL External 1 PPS input via Mini-Coax & Repeater output
Packet Memory 12 GB
Flash Memory 8 MB
Compliance EMI per FCC Part 15/EN 55022/VCCI/AS/NZS
Immunity per EN 55024
Optional NEBS level 3 per GR-63 & GR-1089
Power 60 Watts, Auxiliary 12v Connector Provided
Operating Temperature 0 to 50 deg C
Operating Humidity 0 to 95 % non-condensing
Card Dimensions NON-NEBS: ¾ Length: 4.25 x 9.5 inches
(107mm x 241 mm)
Designed for NEBS COMPLIANCE: Full length 4.25 x 12.28
(107mm x 312mm)

OEM Customer Software Development Guide (SDG) and Support:

The ANIC-100K4 is available complete with a software development guide including Linux & Free BSD Drivers, a comprehensive API featuring access to Hardware Health (Link Status, Onboard Temperature, Voltages, Power Good status) and embedded functions such as Filtering, Classification, Host Buffer and Time Stamping Sub-system control/ configuration.

» Software Reference Manual and Sample Code

» Comprehensive API Documentation

» Firmware Customization

» Dedicated Product Integration Support

» Linux, FreeBSD and Windows Drivers