The ExaNIC V5P is an FPGA based network application card, specifically optimized for low-latency and high density datacenter applications. The device is built around a powerful Virtex Ultrascale Plus (VU5P) FPGA, packaged into a compact, half-height half-length, form factor and paired with 9GB of DDR4 DRAM and 28MB of QDR-IV SRAM.

The power of the ExaNIC V5P is unlocked by combining it with Exablaze's high performance Firmware Development Kit (FDK). The FDK provides a complete development environment for building high performance network applications, including:

  • Ultra-Low Latency PCS/MAC.
  • Low-latency, high-throughput PCIe DMA engine.
  • DDR4 and QDR IV memory access controllers.
  • Timing, signaling and register interfaces including I2C.
  • Packet field extractor and frame multiplexer (with source code).
  • Asynchronous FIFO and CDC modules (with source code).

Like all ExaNICs, the ExaNIC V5P functions out of the box as a high performance network adapter. The entire ExaNIC open-source software library is available, including the ExaSOCK sockets application acceleration system and the libexanic userspace direct access API.

16nm Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGA:
- XCVU5P-2 (A2104)
- 1.3M System Logic Cells, 1.2M CLBs
- 36Mb block RAM
- 133.2Mb UltraRAM
- 16x 32.75Gb/s transceivers
- XCVU7P and XCVU9P available
- 144MBit
- dual 36-bit interface, up to 1066MHz
- 30ns read using Exablaze IP
- 9GByte
- 72-bit interface, up to 2666MHz
- 6.2ns (min) @ 10Gbps
- 1Gbps/100Mbps also supported
- Packet trigger, 39ns (min)
- Full loopback, 51ns (min)
Software latency (raw frame, ½RTT):
- 60 bytes – 880ns
- 300 bytes – 1148s
Software based PCIe flash programming utility
Easy access, front panel USB to JTAG port
JTAG header on board (auto selects)
1Gbit onboard flash (space for 2x full images)
Form factor:
- Low profile, (alf-height, half-length) PCI Express card
- 168x69mm (6.6x2.7in)
Host Interface:
- PCIe x8 Gen 3 @ 8.0 GT/s per lane
- 2x QSFP28+
- 3.3V PPS in/out
- Front panel, USB to JTAG
Data rates:
- 100GbE, 50GbE, 40GbE, 25GbE, 10GbE, 1GbE, 100M Fast Ethernet
Supported media:
- Fiber ( 100GBASE-SR4, 100GBASE-LR4, 40GBASE-SR4, 40GBASE-LR4), QSFP/QSFP28 Direct Attach breakout
Operating systems:
- Linux (any distribution)
- Windows (limited software support)
Purchase includes 1 year support and warranty, extended options available