ANIC-200KqANIC-200Kq

Dual Port 100G QSFP28 Flow Classification and Filtering Adapter

ANIC-200Kq Datasheet [pdf]

Host CPU Offload Features [pdf]

Overview

The ANIC-200Kq is a state-of-the-art, 2-port 100G PCIe adapter/NIC designed for demanding network monitoring and security applications. This FPGA-based adapter features dual 100GbE QSFP28 interfaces supporting SR4 and LR4 optical modules and is designed for NEBS compliance.

The ANIC-200Kq provides sophisticated flow classification and flow shunting capabilities enabling up to 32 million unique (based on 3 or 5-tuple) IP flows to be tracked. Flow shunting enables security features such as blacklist matching by allowing individual flows to be programmatically forwarded to the CPU, dropped or redirected out of either QSFP28 port.

The ANIC-200Kq 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-200Kq adapters can be interconnected via a direct attached cable (DAC). The DAC connection between the ANIC-200Kq 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.

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Key Features

Key Features

  • Flow Classification: track up to 32 million unique IP flows
  • Flow Shunting: forward, drop, redirect flows (blacklist matching)
  • Interconnection of two ANIC 200Kq adapters via direct attached cable (DAC) allows full 200Gbps data transfer across PCIe bus
  • Reduced power consumption: 50 watts per adapter
  • 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, 100GBASE-SR4 and 100GBASE-LR4
Time Stamping Resolution to 4 nS
Timing Interfaces TTL external 1 PPS input via mini-coax and repeater output
Packet Memory 12 GB
Flash Memory 512 MB
Compliance EMI per FCC Part 15/EN 55022/VCCI/AS/NZS Immunity per EN 55024
PCI-SIG®, RoHS, REACH
Optional NEBS level 3 per GR-63 & GR-1089
Power 50 watts (without optics)
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 9.5 (L) inches (107 x 241 mm)
Full Height, 3/4 Length
Designed for NEBS COMPLIANCE:
4.25 (H) x 12.28 (L) inches (107 x 312 mm) • Full Height, Full Length
Support

Software Support

The ANIC-200Kq 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-200Kq.

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.