SAN JOSE, Calif., and COPENHAGEN, Denmark - December 10, 2003 - Napatech and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced the immediate availability of the industry's first 10 Gbps Programmable Ethernet Adapter. The 10 Gigabit NT10F Programmable Ethernet Adapter is the most powerful and advanced Network Interface Card available on the market today, allowing Ethernet connectivity at 10 Gbps. The adapter supports custom solutions through Xilinx® Virtex-II Pro™ FPGAs and onboard processors.
Custom features like packet tracing, packet filtering, data compression, protocol offload (TOE) and encryption / decryption algorithms can be added to the adapter hardware and processed at 10 Gbps line speeds. The NT10F Ethernet Adapter, with industry standard PCI/PCI-X interface, delivers the highest available throughput from its 10G optical interface.
"Napatech's solution is an important validation and demonstration of the packet processing power of our Virtex-II Pro FPGAs," said Robert Bielby, senior director of Strategic Solutions Marketing at Xilinx. "The NT10F is a very powerful platform for developing 10G Ethernet acceleration solutions like data compression, encryption/decryption and protocol offload."
"With the NT10F our customers will be able to create custom packet and data processing solutions running at 10G speeds," said Thomas Jorgensen, vice president of Sales at Napatech. "Our NT10F has created a high level of customer interest and we already have the first customer sales. The Virtex II PRO FPGA allows our customers to continuously add features and updates to their solutions in the field."
Pricing and Availability
The NT10F 10 Gbps Ethernet Server Adapter is immediately available through Napatech and priced at U.S. $10,000. The NT10F is also available as part of the NTOEM - OEM Development Kit. This kit contains 2xNT10F NIC's, debug add-on boards, software tools, utilities, drivers, custom application examples, application notes and two days training. Price for the OEM Kit is $40,000. Napatech products are available for OEM sales only.
About Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGAs
The Xilinx Virtex-II Pro family is the world's first and only FPGA to offer integrated PowerPC embedded technology and 3.125 Gbps serial transceivers. Virtex-II Pro devices include these multiple PowerPC CPUs and multi-gigabit serial transceivers at no additional charge, providing unequaled capability and value for today's system design requirements.
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.
Founded by Jens Christophersen and Thomas Jorgensen in 2003, Napatech Aps is focused on programmable Ethernet adapters. The core idea is FPGA based Ethernet NICs. Napatech expects to see a huge growth in the demand for Intelligent and Programmable adapters as the need for Ethernet speeds increases. The current PC architecture limits the amount of bandwidth that can be handled by the PCI bus and CPU/memory. Napatech's vision is that many CPU and memory intensive operations can successfully be offloaded to the Adapter Hardware. Napatech is headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information, visit www.napatech.com