Nallatech Introduces PCIe-385N FPGA Network Processing Card

Nallatech introduced the PCIe-385N FPGA network processing card. The Nallatech PCIe-385N features an Altera Stratix V FPGA, 16 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM, a PCIe Gen 3 x8 host interface, and dual SFP+ ports. The PCIe-385N FPGA computing card will be available in the third quarter. The Nallatech PCIe-385N card is ideal for network security, algorithm acceleration and signals intelligence applications.

Nallatech PCIe-385N Altera Stratix V FPGA Computing Card

The Nallatech PCIe-385N was designed from the ground up to be a high-performance, cost-effective, network processing platform capable of offloading processor-intensive tasks. It features a simple yet powerful architecture. The Altera Stratix V FPGA Computing Card can be used for real-time network processing and algorithm-acceleration applications including network monitoring, filtering, analytics and data retention.

Nallatech PCIe-385N Features

  • Altera Stratix V A4 or A7 in standard product configurations
  • FPGA is directly coupled to two SFP+ ports supporting 1GbE, 10GbE, 10G SONET and various OTU standards up to 2f
  • 35mm package FPGA footprint compatible with A3, A4, A5, A7, D3, D4, and D5 devices
  • Two banks of DDR3 SDRAM x 72 (up to 16G)
  • Supports 10GbE, SONET, and OUT
  • Optional support for Fibre Channel, SAS
  • Slot-powered configuration
  • Estimated total power consumption: < 25 to 60 Watts based on configuration
  • Passive and active heatsink options
  • Firmware supports Altera MegaFunction IP:
    • PCIe interface IP and driver software
    • UniPHY DDR3 memory interface IP
    • 10 GbE PHY IP
    • PFL Parallel Flash Loader CPLD IP
    • NIOS flash controller IP in FPGA
  • Configuration CPLD and Flash engine
  • Room for two bitstreams
  • Bitstream updates via Host software
  • Golden bitstream recovery
  • FPGA partial configuration via host (CVP)
  • Auto Recovery from bad user bitstreams
  • User data space in flash memory

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