Feature Matrix

Napatech Link-Capture™ Software Features

Platform
Intel® PAC
Napatech SmartNIC
Content Type
Feature Description
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.9

Main features for SmartNICs with different FPGA image types

This table shows which main features in Napatech Link-Capture™ Software are available in the different SmartNICs.
Note: Table legend:
  • FPGA image types
    • C: Capture image
    • CR: Capture/replay image
    • CR2: Capture/replay 2 image
    • SLB: Socket load balancing image
    • FM1: Flow Management 1 image
    • TM: Test/measurement image
    • TM1: Test/measurement 1 image
  • G: Gbits/s
  • X: Supported.
  • –: Not supported.
Feature NT200A02 NT100A01 NT50B01 Intel® PAC A10 GX NT40A11 NT40A01 NT40E3-4-PTP NT20E3-2-PTP
2×100G CR 2×100G FM1 2×100G TM 2×40G CR 2×40G FM1 2×40G TM 2×40G SLB 4×25/10G CR 2×25/10G CR 2×25/10G TM 8×10G CR 8×10G FM1 8×10G SLB 2×10/1G CR 4×25/10G FM1 4×25/10G TM1 4×10/1G FM1 4×10/1G TM1 2×25/10G TM1 2×10/1G TM1 1×40G CR AFU 4×10G CR AFU 4×10/1G CR 2 4×10/1G C 4×10/1G SLB 4×1G CR 4×10/1G CR 2 4×10/1G CR 4×10/1G C 2×10/1G CR
Packet Descriptors
PCAP packet descriptor X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Standard packet descriptor X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Extended packet descriptor 9 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Dynamic packet descriptor 1 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Dynamic packet descriptor 2 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Dynamic packet descriptor 3 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Dynamic packet descriptor 4 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Standard packet descriptor macros X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Extended packet descriptor macros X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
ntservice.ini macros X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Other information macros X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
MACs
100 Gbit/s MAC X X X
40 Gbit/s MAC X X X X X
10 Gbit/s / 25 Gbit/s MAC X X X X X X
10 Gbit/s MAC X X X X
1 Gbit/s / 10 Gbit/s MAC X X X X X X X X X X X X
Port Merging
HW Port merging X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Time-Stamping and Time Synchronization
Start-of-frame time-stamping X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
End-of-frame time-stamping X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
OS time synchronization X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
PPS time synchronization X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
PTP slave time synchronization X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
SyncE slave frequency synchronization X X X X X X
Time of day and phase reference failover X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Frequency reference failover X X X X X X
Frame Classification
Frame classification X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Layer 4 port classification X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Tunnel type classification X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Inner layer 3 classification X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Inner layer 4 classification X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Layer 3 and Layer 4 checksum verification X X X X X X X
Filtering
Filtering based on port numbers X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Pattern compare filter X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Size compare filter X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Protocol filter X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Error conditions filter X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
IP group match filter X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Frame discard filter X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Flow match filter based on key test X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Packet coloring X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Correlation key
Correlation key X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Deduplication X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Slicing, stripping and masking
Fixed slicing X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Dynamic slicing per filter X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
End-of-frame dynamic offset X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Header stripping X X X X X X X X
Packet masking X X X X X X X X
Hash Value Generation
Hash value generation X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Tuple swap X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Multi-CPU Distribution
Per-port multi-CPU distribution X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Filter-based multi-CPU distribution X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Hash-based multi-CPU distribution X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
IP Fragment Handling
IP fragment handling X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Stateful Flow Management
140 million bidirectional IPv4 or IPv6 flows X X X  
90 million bidirectional IPv4 or IPv6 flows X X  
Local Retransmission
Local retransmission X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Local retransmission with embedded time stamp X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Slicing of locally transmitted frames X X X X X X
VLAN tagging of locally transmitted frames X X X X X X X X
Host-Based Transmission
Host-based transmission X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Layer 3 and layer 4 checksum generation X X X X X X X
Injection of time stamps X X X X X X X
Buffering
Onboard SDRAM storing [in GB] 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 8 8 8 8 10 10 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Up to 128 RX host buffers with dynamic segment size X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Up to 64 RX host buffers with static segment size X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Statistics
RMON1 statistics per port X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Extended RMON statistics and other advanced statistics per port X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
IP fragment handling statistics per port X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Statistics per color X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Statistics per stream ID X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Dual CPU Socket Functionality
Socket load balancing X X X X
PCIe Interface
16-lane PCI Express Gen3 interface X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
8-lane PCI Express Gen3 interface X X X X X X X X X X
Flash Control and Image Handling
Flash controller X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Image handling X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X