Napatech Announces Fully Programmable Network Adapter

Jun 06, 2005, 01:00 ET from Napatech

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Napatech today announces the
 company's new fully programmable network adapter product line with the
 immediate availability of 4 x 1 Gb and 8 x 1 Gb network adapters.
     The Programmable Network Adapter product line contains the most powerful
 and the only fully programmable network adapters available on the market
 today, allowing packet processing at up to 8 Gbps.  The programmable network
 adapters are based on the industry-standard PCI-X interface and compliant with
 most platforms.  The network adapter includes both Linux, FreeBSD and Windows
 XP drivers.
     "The new programmable network adapters are based on our advanced FPGA
 platform and give our customers full flexibility on how to implement their
 applications.  Beside the intelligent platform with well-defined blocks we
 provide the customers with the advanced tools and knowledge to develop Gigabit
 product with a very short time-to-market.  The fully programmable platform
 provides both Napatech and our customers with the ability to rapidly and
 continuously add features and update the solutions in the field," says Thomas
 Jorgensen, co-founder and vice president of business development at Napatech.
     "Our module-based architecture with well-defined interfaces has already
 shown its strength to our customers in traffic analyzer applications, allowing
 them the potential of using existing SW.  By introducing the fully
 programmable network adapter we broaden our product scope and open the
 potential for other kind of applications.  This could for instance be content
 switching applications or smart switches.  In fact it is more up to our
 customers to define the use, we have just eased the way of implementation to
 various applications.  We give our customers the ability to move their
 existing applications into HW and thereby accelerate the performance
     Availability & Configurations
     The Napatech Programmable Network Adapters are launched on the 6th of June
 2005 during SuperComm exhibition in Chicago.  Pricing information can be
 obtained directly from Napatech.
     The Napatech Protocol Analysis products are immediately available through
 Napatech for OEM sales as are follows:
      Ordering code -- Description
      801-0016-01 -- 4 x 1 Gb Electrical Network Adapter
      801-0017-01 -- 4 x 1 Gb Optical Network Adapter
      801-0028-01 -- 8 x 1 Gb Electrical Network Adapter
      801-0029-01 -- 8 x 1 Gb Optical Network Adapter
      801-0032-01 -- 4 x 1 Gb Electrical and 4 x 1 Gb Optical Network Adapter
      801-0054-01 -- Programmable development kit.  A development kit which
 provides the customer with a fully programmable development and test platform.
 The development kit contains 1 PC installed with 1 8-port network adapter,
 Linux driver (including source code) and custom application examples plus one
 extra Programmable network adapter.  Furthermore documentation and 3 days
 training is included.
     About Napatech
     Napatech is focus on programmable and intelligent Ethernet adapters.  The
 core idea is off-loading real-time/streaming Protocol and payload analysis and
 control applications traditionally implemented in software or proprietary
 hardware.  Napatech expects a huge growth in the demand for intelligent and
 programmable adapters as Ethernet speeds increase.  The current PC
 architecture limits the amount of bandwidth that can be handled by the PCI bus
 and CPU/memory.  Napatech offers its products to OEM customers.  Napatech has
 marketing and R&D offices in Mountain View, California and Copenhagen,
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 information herein is believed to be reliable.  However, Napatech assumes no
 responsibility for the accuracy of the information.  Napatech reserves the
 right to change the document and the products described without notice.
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