Fiberblaze/Silicom Denmark FBC8XG

Fiberblaze 2x QSFP+ (8x 10GbE) Capture Card, based on Xilinx Virtex7, 2x4GB DDR3, PCIe Gen 3 x8, full height, half length

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The Fiberblaze fbC8XG Card with fbCAPTURE API is a high port density packet capture and processing PCIe device.
It performs at full line rate with zero packet loss on all eight 10GE ports with a wide variety of functions. The card’s
high port density is ideal for the data capture, processing, inline applications and special purpose function of
With the high port density, it imbues applications with unprecedented scalability by offering traffic load balancing
using the Tx channels of the ports. In a simple star architecture it can load balancing across 8 additional external
processing appliances, as well as via DMA to the card’s host appliance itself.
Based on powerful FPGA Hardware technology, fbC8XG is a high performance OEM hardware platform intended
for 10GE interfacing. Via its dual QSFP+ slots fitted with fanout modules it exposes all eight bidirectional 10GE
interfaces of the QSFP+ ports. With its PCIe Gen3 support, it features unrivaled performance in transfers to and
from host systems.

Network Interface
· IEEE standard: IEEE 802.3 10 Gbit/s Ethernet
· Physical interface: 2 x QSFP+ ports
· Data rate: 8 x 10 Gbit/s
· Supported QSFP+ modules with 4x10GE fan-out:
4-channel 10GBASE-SR fan-out
4-channel 10GBASE-LR fan-out
QSFP+ Fanout to 4 x 10G SFP+ DAC
· Ethernet PHY directly embedded in FPGA for full
packet control
· Daisy chain between multiple cards supported
Host Interface
· Physical bus connector: 8-lane PCIe
· PCIe bus type: 1-8 lane PCIe Gen1/Gen2/Gen3
· PCIe compliant
· 64 logical channels that can be connected to DMA or
egressed via physical Tx ports
On Board Memory
· 8 GB (2x4GB 64 bit DDR3)
· Capture rate (card internal): Full line rate
· Capture rate (bursts): Full line rate
· Capture rate (sustained): 55 Gbps
· Transmission rate (inline host DMA): 40 Gbps
· Transmission rate (inline bypass): 68 Gbps
· Transmission rate (daisy chain): Full line rate
· Less than 3 μs to host memory
· Less than 3 μs from host memory to Tx
· Non-blocking sending, allowing user applications to
operate independently
Time Stamping & Sync
· Resolution = 3.2 ns
· Accuracy down to 20 ns
· Optional external synchronization via PPS
· Customization for PTP IEEE 1588-2008 RJ45
· Master/slave time sync between multiple cards
· Dual boot images with automatic fallback to fail-safe
· Full firmware upgrades via supplied tools or
· Physical dimensions: half length, standard height
· PCIe: 111 x 169 mm
· Weight: 292g
· Operational power consumption: Less than 39W
· Operating temperature: 0 – 55°C, 30 – 130°F
· Operating humidity: 20 – 80%
· Hardware compliance: RoHS, CE
· Passive cooling (no on-board fan required)
Additional Board Support
· On-board temperature sensor
· Internal board multi-color status LED
· Link and Activity LED for each port


Fiberblaze/Silicom Denmark FBC8XG Datasheet


Network Type

Data Transfer Rate

Number of Ports


Connector Type

Server Expansion Slot


Temperature Range