The ExaNIC V9P 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 (VU9P) FPGA, packaged into a compact, half-height half-length, form factor with dual double density QSFP interfaces (QSFP-DD) and paired with 9GB of DDR4 DRAM.

The power of the ExaNIC V9P 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 memory access controller.
  • 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 V9P 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:
- XCVU9P-2 (A2104)
- 2.6M System Logic Cells, 2.4M CLB LUTs
- 75Mb block RAM
- 270Mb UltraRAM
- 16x 32.75Gb/s transceivers
- 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
USB-JTAG header on board (via cable supplied)
1Gbit onboard flash
Form factor:
- Low profile, (alf-height, half-length) PCI Express card
- 168x69mm (6.6x2.7in)
Host Interface:
- PCIe x16 Gen 3 @ 8.0 GT/s per lane
(PCIe x8 Gen 3 currently supported by FDK)
- 2x QSFP-DD+
- 3.3V PPS in/out
- Front panel, USB to JTAG
Data rates:
- 200GbE, 100GbE, 50GbE, 40GbE, 25GbE, 10GbE, 1GbE, 100M Fast Ethernet
Supported media:
- Fiber ( 200GBASE-SR8, 200GBASE-LR8, 100GBASE-SR4, 100GBASE-LR4, 40GBASE-SR4, 40GBASE-LR4), QSFP/QSFP28/QSFP-DD Direct Attach breakout
Operating systems:
- Linux (any distribution)
- Windows (limited software support)
Purchase includes 1 year support and warranty, extended options available