NT200A02 Running at 8 × 10 Gbit/s or 4 × 25/10 Gbit/s

Napatech SmartNIC
Content Type
Application Note
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.11

Breakout mode increases port density and allows high-speed ports of SmartNICs to interface with low-speed ports of the remote devices.

In this document

NT200A02 can be operated at 8 × 10 Gbit/s or 4 × 25/10 Gbit/s using the breakout solutions. This document contains the following information for operating NT200A02 at 8 × 10 Gbit/s and 4 × 25/10 Gbit/s:
  • Specifications of the NT200A02 network interfaces.
  • Installing pluggable modules and breakout cables.
  • Verifying the link status.
Note: Both physical ports of the NT200A02 SmartNIC are used to run at 8 × 10 Gbit/s, and one physical port (port 0) is used to run at 4 × 25/10 Gbit/s.
Note: Upgrade the SmartNIC with the correct FPGA image to run NT200A02 at 8 × 10 Gbit/s or 4 × 25/10 Gbit/s. For more information on how to upgrade the FPGA image, see Update the FPGA image in DN-1340.