Napatech Link™ Capture Software

System Diagram

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10

Altera: Intellectual Property: Accelerator Function; Segment: Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Networking


Napatech has made its Link™ Capture Software available for the Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA. With this combination, it is now possible to build high-performance, lossless solutions based on standard servers. The solution offloads the most burdensome processes and workloads related to high-speed packet processing, removing I/O networking bottlenecks and delivering line rate packet processing for all packet sizes to and from host applications with zero packet loss. This architecture simultaneously frees up valuable host CPU resources returning them to the applications and services that they were intended for. The solution has been benchmarked across a wide range of third-party, commercial and open-source, Linux-based networking and cybersecurity applications, delivering more than triple the performance over servers with standard NIC configurations. Complete solution configurations, installation guides and performance results are available today for Suricata, Snort, TRex, Wireshark, and ntop. The solution is also extensible to home-grown IT applications.


  • Full theoretical throughput up to 40 Gbps bi-directional
  • Supports both 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps line-rates
  • Zero packet loss under all conditions
  • Deterministic performance
  • Precise timestamping of all packets

Validated for use with

Quartus Prime Pro Version 17.1
Acceleration Stack version 1.0 Production
Xeon + FPGA Platforms supported Intel® Programmable Accelerator Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA
Device Family Arria 10
Cloud Deployments undefined

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