Network Analyzer with FPGA

A client selected Nuvation to create a high-speed networking board for monitoring (“sniffing”) network data traffic at a data center. We developed a 16-channel, 24-layer board with a PCIe interface, providing software, hardware, and FPGA design services. We worked closely with the client to define the requirements and develop an initial architecture, then transitioned the design from prototype to volume production.

Network analyzer high speed fpga

design features:

  • 16 SFP+ RX/ TX Fiber Channel interfaces running at 1, 2, 4.25 and 8.5 Giga Bits/sec
  • 8-lane generation 2 PCIe interface
  • 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066 data rate (533MHz clock rate)
  • 24-layer PCB design
  • Intel Stratix IV GX EP4SGX360-F1517 using 20 High speed SERDES links
  • Custom PCIe cable connection to motherboard
  • Power monitoring circuitry
  • 14 separate power supply voltages