Quad 10GE PCIe Gen 3
Advanced Flow Processor

ANIC-40Ku Datasheet [pdf]

Host CPU Offload Features [pdf]






The ANIC-40Ku is a state of the art Quad 10GE PCI Express Gen 3 adapter designed for the most demanding Network Monitoring and Offload applications. The ANIC-40Ku features Quad SFP+ Interfaces which support Copper twin-ax and Optical Modules supporting SR and LR Modules.

The ANIC-40Ku is based on Accolade’s next generation Advanced Packet Processor, implemented in a state of the art FPGA supported by a 4GB (option for 8 GB) high performance DDR4 Memory sub-system. Ideal for mission critical host CPU offload applications, the ANIC-40Ku is designed for lossless packet capture and transfer at 40 Gbps across the PCIe bus.

Advanced host CPU offload functions include Hash based Classification of up to 16 million Flows, Application Aware Flow Management, Traffic Management and Packet De-duplication. The ANIC-40Ku’s DMA Memory sub-system is designed for efficient burst transfers of data across the 8 lane Gen 3 PCI Express Bus. The ANIC-40Ku presents data in a programmable organization of Buffer Rings which enable load balancing and optimized use of Multi-Core CPU Resources.

Timing Sub-System
The timing sub-system in the ANIC-40Ku features an optional Temperature Controlled Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) as a stable high precision clock source. The ANIC-40Ku features a flexible timing sub-system which may be disciplined to NTP, IEEE-1588 and 1 PPS input from external GPS, GSM and CDMA timing sources.

Software Support
The ANIC-40Ku is available with a software development package and Linux Drivers and a comprehensive API that supports access to Hardware Health (PHY Status, Onboard Temperature, Voltages) and embedded functions such as Filtering, Classification, Host Buffer Management and Time Stamping Sub-system control/configuration.


  • Passive TAP Monitoring
  • Span and Mirror Port Monitoring
  • In-Line Monitoring
  • Network Latency Measurement
  • Packet Generator / Playback
  • Network Forensics
  • Intrusion Detection

Key Highlights

  • Flow Shunting
  • Fast Look-up Table
  • Advanced Transmit
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Flow Tracking
  • Unprecedented Scalability
  • Ultra Low-Latency
Key Features

ANIC-40Ku Feature Summary

  • 8-lane PCI Express Gen 3
  • Four SFP+ 10GE Ports
  • SFP+ Optical supports SR, LR SFP Modules
  • Optical Light level Measurement Support
  • SFP+ Copper twin-ax up to 15m
  • Multi-rate Support for 1GE and 10GE
  • Supports Passive Taps and SPAN Ports
  • Full 40 Gbps Packet Capture, Processing & Transfer across PCIe Bus
  • Programmable Packet Slicing, Filtering and Classification
  • Performance Statistics
  • 1pps TTL input
  • 1pps TTL output
  • Field Upgradable Firmware
  • Temperature and Voltage Sensors
  • Linux Drivers

Hardware Specifications

PCI Interface 8 lanes Gen 3 PCI Express
Ethernet Compliance 802.3aq for 10 GbE and 1000Base-X for 1 GbE
Time Stamping Resolution to 5.7 nS
Timing Interface 1 PPS Interface
Packet Memory
Table Memory
2 GB to 4 GB DDR4 Capture Buffer
2 GB to 4 GB DDR4
Flash Memory 32 MB
Compliance EMI per FCC Part 15/EN 55022/VCCI/AS/NZS Immunity per EN 55024
Power Max 30 Watts without SFP Modules Installed
Operating Temperature 0 to 50 deg. C
0 to 95 % non-condensing
MTBF 200,000 hrs. based on RIAC-HDBK-217+   Model
Card Dimensions 4.25 x 6.5 inches /  107 x 165  mm

OEM Customer Software Development Guide (SDG) and Support:

» Software Reference Manual and Sample Code

» Comprehensive API Documentation

» Firmware Customization

» Dedicated Product Integration Support

» Linux and FreeBSD Drivers