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
"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.
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,
More information: http://www.napatech.com
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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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