The Silicom Denmark fbC4XG is a 4x10GE capture card that can capture and filter on four interfaces while providing the full suite of features offered via fbCAPTURE API.
It is a high performance OEM hardware platform with four SFP+ ports, allowing for optimal flexibility in connectivity. The card allows utilization of the transmission capabilities of these in conjunction with fbCAPTURE features.
The bandwidth of PCIe Gen2 (8-lane) can provide a card-to-host memory throughput capable of supporting at least 25 Gbit/s of sustained traffic capture load.
The card itself support capture and processing at full line rate on all interfaces (40Gbps). It is capable of handling traffic bursts, exceeding the PCIe bandwidth, through its on-board memory buffer.
In solutions where only a subset of the traffic is to be captured to host memory, or for monitoring networks operating at less than high loads, this is a cost effective alternative to more powerful boards.
It is ideal for interfacing to network links in a redundant configuration as it fully supports one active link set at full line rate (20 Gbps).
The fbC4XG 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.
fbC4XG -Capture Card:
Physical bus connector: 8-lane PCIe
PCIe bus type: 1-8 lane PCIe Gen1/Gen2
64 logical channels that can be connected to DMA or egressed to physical output ports
8 GB (2x4GB 64 bit DDR3)
Capture rate (card internal): Full line rate
Capture rate (bursts): Full line rate
Capture rate (sustained): 25 Gbps
Transmission rate (inline host DMA): 25 Gbps
Transmission rate (inline bypass): Full line rate
Transmission rate (daisy chain): Full line rate
Less than 3.5 μs to host memory
Less than 3.5 μs from host memory to Tx
Non-blocking sending, allowing user applications to operate independently
TIME STAMPING & SYNC
Resolution = 3.2 ns
Accuracy down to 20 ns
External synchronization via PPS
Customization for PTP IEEE 1588-2008 RJ45
Master/slave time sync between multiple cards
IEEE standard: IEEE 802.3 10 Gbit/s Ethernet
Physical interface: 4 x SFP+ ports
Supported SFP+ modules:
Data rate: 4 x 10 Gbit/s
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
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)
ADDITIONAL BOARD SUPPORT
On-board temperature sensor
4 Multi-color status LEDs
Link and Activity LEDs for each port
10GE Capture Cards: Silicom PB_fbC4XG Datasheet