ANIC-200KFlex
ANIC-200KFlex
Flexible 25/40/50/100G
QSFP28 Lossless Packet
Capture Adapter

Datasheet [pdf]

Product Overview [pdf]

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Overview

The ANIC-200KFlex is a state-of-the-art, PCIe adapter/NIC designed for demanding network monitoring and security applications. This FPGA-based adapter features dual QSFP28 (or QSFP+) interfaces that most often provide two 40G ports or two 100G ports and is designed for NEBS compliance. Ports can also be mixed and matched to support for example, one 40G and one 100G port on the same adapter. In addition, the architecture will also support 25G or 50G ports. It is for this reason we refer to this is a “flexible” or “flex” product.

The ANIC-200KFlex comes complete with an array of packet processing features such as precise timestamping (4nS precision), packet merging, tunnel decapsulation, packet slicing, packet filtering, deduplication, packet steering, direct memory access (DMA), and more.

For applications requiring full 200Gbps lossless data transfer across the PCIe bus into the host CPU (host packet buffers), two separate ANIC-200KFlex adapters can be interconnected via a direct attached cable (DAC). The DAC connection between the ANIC-200KFlex adapters enables an aggregate 200Gbps of received traffic to be load balanced between the cards and transferred across the PCIe bus for processing by the CPUs. The two ANIC adapters can be in the same physical appliance or in different appliances as illustrated in the following diagram.

ANIC 200KFlex Diagram

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Key Features

Key Features

  • Flexible network interface of 40G or 100G; 25G and 50G interfaces are also supported.
  • Industry standard QSFP28/QSFP+ optics
  • Full height, half length adapter
  • Interconnection of two ANIC 200KFlex adapters via direct attached cable (DAC) allows full 200Gbps data transfer across PCIe bus
  • 4ns precision timestamping
  • Linux and FreeBSD drivers
Specifications

Hardware Specifications

PCI Interface 16 lanes Gen 3 PCI Express
Ethernet Compliance IEEE 802.ba
100GBASE-SR4 & LR4
100G Connector QSFP28 per QSFP MSA
Time Stamping Resolution to 4 nS
Timing Interfaces TTL external 1 PPS input via mini-coax and repeater output
Packet Memory 8 GB
Flash Memory 512 MB
Compliance EMI per FCC Part 15/EN 55022/VCCI/AS/NZS
Immunity per EN 55024
PCI-SIG®, RoHS, REACH Compliance
Optional NEBS level 3 per GR-63 & GR-1089
Power 60 Watts (without optics), Each QSFP+/QSFP28 optic adds ~4 watts
Operating Temperature 0 to 50 deg C (32 deg to 122 deg F)
Operating Humidity 0 to 95 %, non-condensing
Card Dimensions 4.25 (H) x 6.9 (L) inches (107 x 175 mm)
Full Height, 1/2 Length
Support

Software Support

The ANIC-200KFlex comes with a software development guide and world class technical support.

A lightweight, C language API is linked to the network monitoring or security application as a shared library. Various API calls are then made to communicate with and control the ANIC-200KFlex.

A Linux or FreeBSD device driver is loaded into the network appliance as an extension to the host kernel. As with conventional device drivers the ANIC driver facilitates communication to the ANIC adapter (via the host kernel) for common operations such as adapter setup, turning ports on and off or reading port status.