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Xilinx Provides Critical FPGA Technology in the Napatech 4 port 10G Accelerator

COPENHAGEN and SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Napatech (OSE: NAPA), the world's leading supplier of accelerators for network management and security applications, and Xilinx are working together to provide ground-breaking network analysis technology that accelerates time-to-market and reduces risk for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs). The Xilinx Virtex®-7 FPGA was a critical component in Napatech's PCIe Gen3 product family and 4 port 10 Gbps PCI-SIG® compliant accelerator.   

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  • NEMs need reliable products that can keep them one step ahead of the data growth curve by providing easy integration with a variety of server and optical transceiver vendors.
  • The interfaces between the server and the optical line are critical for performance in high-speed network analysis.
  • Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs provide functionality that enables larger interface margins and better optical performance, ensuring reliable performance under difficult environmental conditions.
  • Xilinx FPGA technology and high-efficiency Vivado® Design Suite were critical components to enable:
    • Napatech to build two new hardware platforms in a short period of time.
    • The 4 port 10 Gbps PCI-SIG® compliant accelerator, which provides 40 Gbps analysis and can enable up to 320 Gbps of throughput per appliance.

Peter Ekner, VP of product management, Napatech, said:
"Xilinx is the gold standard for FPGA technology in the networking industry. Napatech's 4 port 10 Gbps accelerator is an important validation of the packet processing power in Xilinx's devices. The Virtex-7 FPGA and Vivado Design Suite provide a powerful platform for developing state-of-the-art data processing solutions that accelerate time-to-market and reduce risk for our customers."

Hemant Dhulla, VP of wired communications, Xilinx, said:
"Napatech continues to address the networking industry's data growth and complexity challenges with its cutting-edge network acceleration technology. Xilinx is proud to have contributed to the design of Napatech's PCIe Gen3 product family and 4 port 10 Gbps accelerator with our industry-leading All Programmable Virtex-7 FPGAs."

About Napatech
Napatech is the world leader in accelerating network management and security applications. As data volume and complexity grow, the performance of these applications needs to stay ahead of the speed of networks in order to do their jobs. We make this possible, for even the most demanding financial, telecom, corporate and government networks. Now and in the future, we enable our customers' applications to run faster than the networks they need to manage and protect.

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