Capture Card - Quad port SPF/SFP+ 1/10GE capture card supporting 4 x 1/10GE, PCIe Gen3 x8 lanes

General Details

fbC4XGg3 – 1/10GE Capture Card- Quad port SPF/SFP+ capture card supporting 4 x 1/10GE, PCIe Gen3 x8 lanes

The Silicom Denmark fbC4XGg3 is a 4 x 1/10GE capture card that performs at full line rate with zero packet loss, on all four interfaces. Even while providing the full suite of features offered via fbCAPTURE API.
With its PCIe Gen3 support, it is without bottlenecks, and is ideal for interfacing to multiple 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet links. This can be as individual links or in a load-sharing or redundancy configuration, directly from network taps, via SPAN ports or similar devices.

It is a high performance OEM hardware platform with four SPF/SFP+ ports, allowing for optimal flexibility in connectivity. The card allows utilization of the transmission capabilities of these in conjunction with fbCAPTURE features.

The fbC4XGg3 is part of the fbCAPTURE family which provides a powerful and flexible Software API, as well as standard libpcap integration. Through the integration of fbCAPTURE API, applications gain support for all fbCAPTURE cards, covering Ethernet speeds from 1GE to 100GE.

Key features
fbC4XGg3 -Capture Card
  • 1/10 Gbit/s Ethernet, IEEE 802.3
  • 4 x 1GE/10GE ports via 4 x SPF/SFP+ ports
  • Capture at full line rate on all interfaces
  • Precision timestamping
  • 3.2 nano second resolution
  • Micro second latency
  • PCIe Gen3, 8 lanes
  • Hardware filtering and distribution
  • Application acceleration and scalability
  • 64 logical channels to DMA or egress via Tx
fbC4XGg3 -Capture Card

Physical bus connector: 8-lane PCIe
PCIe bus type: 1-8 lane PCIe Gen1/Gen2/Gen3
PCIe compliant
64 logical channels that can be connected to DMA or egressed to physical output ports

8 GB (2 x 4 GB 64-bit DDR3)

Capture rate (card internal): Full line rate
Capture rate (bursts): Full line rate
Capture rate (sustained): Full line rate
Transmission rate (inline host DMA): Full line rate
Transmission rate (inline bypass): Full line rate
Transmission rate (daisy chain): Full line rate

Less than 3 μs to host memory
Less than 3 μs from host memory to Tx
Non-blocking sending, allowing user applications to operate independently

Resolution = 3.2 ns
Accuracy down to 20 ns
Optional external synchronization via PPS
Customization for PTP IEEE 1588-2008 RJ45
Master/slave time sync between multiple cards

IEEE standard: IEEE 802.3 1/10 Gbit/s Ethernet
Physical interface: 4 x SPF/SFP+ ports
Supported SPF/SFP+ modules:

  • RJ45 Copper
  • Multimode SX/SR (850 nm)
  • Multimode LRM (850 nm)
  • Singlemode LX/LR (1310 nm)
  • Singlemode ER (1310 nm)
  • Singlemode ZR (1310 nm)
  • Direct Attached Copper (Twinax)

Data rate: 4 x 1/10 Gbit/s.
Ethernet PHY directly embedded in FPGA for full packet control

Dual boot images with automatic fallback to fail-safe image
Full firmware upgrades via supplied tools or fbCAPTURE API

Physical dimensions: Half length, standard height
PCIe: 111 x 169 mm
Weight: 268 g
Operational power consumption: Less than 39W
Operating temperature: 0 – 55°C, 30 – 130°F
Operating humidity: 20 – 80%
Hardware compliance: RoHS, CE
Passive cooling (No on-board fan required)

On-board temperature sensor
4 Multi-color status LEDs
Link and Activity LEDs for each port

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