Dual 40GE/8 X 10GE PCIe
Gen 3 Advanced Flow Processor

ANIC-80Ku Datasheet [pdf]

Host CPU Offload Features [pdf]






The ANIC-80Ku is a state of the art Dual 40GE PCI Express Gen 3
adapter designed for the most demanding Network Monitoring and Offload applications. The ANIC-80Ku features two QSFP+ Interfaces which support operations as a Dual 40GE or 8 x 10GE Adapter.

The ANIC-80Ku is based on Accolade’s next generation Advanced Packet Processor, implemented in a state of the art FPGA supported by a 8 GB high performance DDR4 Memory sub-system. Ideal for mission critical host CPU offload applications, the ANIC-80Ku is designed for full 80 Gbps lossless packet capture and sustained transfer of 55 Gbps across the PCIe bus.

Advanced host CPU offload functions include Hash based Classification Application Aware Flow Management, Traffic Management and Packet De-duplication. The ANIC-80Ku’s DMA Memory sub-system is designed for efficient burst transfers of data across the 8 lane Gen 3 PCI Express Bus. The ANIC-80Ku 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-80Ku features an optional Temperature Controlled Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) as a stable high precision clock source. The ANIC-80Ku 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-80Ku 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 Features

ANIC-80Ku Features Include

  • 8-lane PCI Express Gen 3
  • QSFP+ supports SR4 & LR4
  • Cisco QSFP BiDi Transceiver Support
  • Supports Passive Taps and SPAN Ports
  • Full 80 Gbps on ANIC Packet Capture & 55 Gbps Sustained Transfer across PCIe Bus
  • Programmable Packet Slicing, Filtering and Classification
  • Performance Statistics
  • 1pps TTL input
  • Field Upgradable Firmware
  • Temperature and Voltage Sensors
  • Linux Drivers

Hardware Specifications

PCI Interface 8 lanes Gen 3 PCI Express
Ethernet Compliance 802.3aq for 10GbE and 802.3ba for 40GbE
Time Stamping Resolution to 5.7 nS
Timing Interfaces 1 PPS Interface
Packet Memory 4 GB DDR4 Capture Buffer
Table Memory 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+/QSFP+ Modules
Operating Temperature 0 to 50 deg C
Operating  Humidity 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