Requesting the License Key for Napatech Link-Capture™ Software

Installation and Use of Napatech Link-Capture™ Software for Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA

Intel® PAC
Content Type
Quick Guide
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.9

Each Intel® PAC A10 GX acceleration card has a unique six-digit serial number, that relates to a specific license key. You will need this serial number when you request the license key.

  1. If you have physical access to the Intel® PAC A10 GX acceleration card, you can find the six-digit serial number on a small tab close to the PCIe connector:
    Intel PAC A10 GX card with six-digit serial number highlighted.
    In this example, the Intel® PAC A10 GX acceleration card has the serial number 202946.
    Note: Make sure that you locate the number on the top face of the card, as shown in the image.
  2. If you do not have physical access to the card, use the following tool from the Intel extra tools package to read the serial number. For example:
    install_dir/opae-1.1.2-1/tools/extra/pac/pac_hssi_config/ eeprom
    Here is an example of the output. The Intel® PAC A10 GX card is shown as serial number 202946:
    (0x0000) 4D 41 43 3D 30 30 3A 30 62 3A 33 65 3A 30 31 3A MAC=00:0b:3e:01:
    (0x0010) 61 61 3A 32 63 0A 53 4E 3D 32 30 32 31 34 37 0A aa:2c.SN=202946.
    (0x0020) 50 43 3D 41 31 30 53 41 34 2D 30 55 2D 42 31 31 PC=A10SA4-0U-B11
    (0x0030) 35 58 32 45 32 51 2D 32 32 2D 49 34 30 31 34 30 5X2E2Q-22-I40140
    (0x0040) 52 2D 36 0A 52 45 56 3D 31 2E 38 2E 30 2E 30 2E R-6.REV=
    (0x0050) 30 0A 0A FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 0...............
    Note: If you do not have the Intel extra tools package installed, you can download it as part of the Intel Acceleration Stack for Runtime from the Intel Downloads page: Downloads for Intel FPGA Acceleration Hub.

    You need a "My Intel" account to log in and download the package.

  3. Go to the Napatech site to request your license key:
    Choose one of the following options:
    1. If you are requesting up to five licenses, click BUY ON WEBSTORE, and select the type of license that you want (regular or 30-day free trial).

      Select the number of licenses, and ADD TO CART, and Proceed to checkout.

    2. If you want more than five licenses, click PURCHASE FORM.

    Complete the web form to provide contact (and payment) details and the six-digit Intel® PAC A10 GX serial number for each card.

    Alternatively, you can send an email to, specifying your contact details and information about the order. You will be contacted by a sales representative who will guide you through the purchase order process.
  4. Your license key or keys will be emailed to you.