In this document
This document contains information about the usage of a Napatech NT80E3-2-PTP SmartNIC with
an 8 × 10 Gbit/s FPGA image and two 4 × 10 Gbit/s breakout cables. This provides an upgrade
path from 10 Gbit/s to 40 Gbit/s. The document includes specifications and instructions on
how to install the cables and on how to switch to the 8 × 10 Gbit/s FPGA image.
NT80E3-2-PTP must be upgraded with the 8 × 10 Gbit/s FPGA image. This image is available
in the product package. However, the Napatech NT80E3-2-PTP-8×10/2×40 SmartNIC (part number
840-0042-xx-xx-xx) and the Napatech NT80E3-2-PTP-NEBS-8×10/2×40 SmartNIC run on the
8 × 10 Gbit/s FPGA image by default.
Note: The solution described in this document
only applies to part numbers 840-0030-06-10-01 (NT80E3-2-PTP) and 840-0031-06-10-01
(NT80E3-2-PTP-NEBS) as well as later revisions of these.
In this document the term
not include NT80E3-2-PTP-8×10/2×40 SmartNICs, except in the title of the Hardware
Installation Guide (DN-0980), and the term
does not include NT80E3-2-PTP-NEBS-8×10/2×40 SmartNICs, except in the title of the Hardware
Installation Guide (DN-0981). However, the term
includes NT80E3-2-PTP-NEBS SmartNICs, and the term
includes NT80E3-2-PTP-NEBS-8×10/2×40 SmartNICs, except in contexts where the NEBS SmartNICs
are also mentioned specifically.